The Panic Diaries: The Truth About Panic Attacks and How to Survive Them by Jeanne Jordan
An estimated two hundred million people around the world suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder. The Panic Diaries is a realistic and entertaining account of people coping with the daily struggle of anxiety and panic, as well as those who have recovered from the disorder. It provides first-hand advice about how to survive panic attacks from those who have been there. The authors of this supportive book are two women who have lived with panic since childhood and have achieved different levels of recovery. They are also journalists and professional writers, and they use these skills to investigate what panic is, how people experience it, how it's treated, and what the current panic epidemic is saying about life in this crazy world. The book includes interviews with professionals on the latest treatments for panic as well as 'diary' entries - touching and sometimes humorous first-person accounts from people who suffer from panic that detail the trials and triumphs of living with panic disorder.