If you have Panic Attacks and you haven’t read this book:
I suggest you get a copy right away. Your local library will most likely have at least one copy, and it’s cheap to buy (find the current cheapest online price on Booko).
Whenever I make a diagnosis of Panic Disorder, the first thing I do is recommend this book.
What’s so special about Living with It? Not only does it explain what panic attacks are, what causes them, and how to cope with them, but the author had Panic Disorder for many years. This means that most people with panic attacks find it very easy to understand and relate to this book.
Another great thing about Living With It is the format – it’s a short book and much of the information is delivered in cartoon format. Not only does this make it easy to concentrate and absorb the information, it is also often amusing. Concentrating, absorbing information, and laughing are not things that happen all that often when you’re suffering from panic attacks.
Living With It is a crash course in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for panic attacks, that you can keep on your shelf and refer back to it whenever you need a refresher. Obviously, a book isn’t a direct substitute for seeing a psychologist for individualised CBT, but it can certainly help the process along.