Table of Contents

Introduction
1. My Journey
2. Iím Falling Apart
3. You are Not Alone
4. Unexpected v. Situational Attacks
5. Features of Panic Attacks
6. Agoraphobia
7. Anticipation
8. Anger - The Sidecar of Panic
9. Sleep
10. Interattack Worry and Hypochondriacal Thinking
11. The Biology of Panic Disorder
12. Medical Evaluation
13. Screening Tests
14. Specific Medical Considerations
15. Psychiatric Evaluation
16. Psychopharmacology
17. General Concepts in Working with BDZs
18. Prescribing Benzodiazepines
19. Tapering and Stopping BDZs
20. Treating Reflux
21. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
and Other Drugs
22. Diet, Exercise, and Supplements
23. Some Comments on Psychotherapy
24. Is this an Inherited Condition?
25. A Consideration of the Children
26. Pregnancy
27. Family Dynamics
28. Too Much of a Good Thing
29. The Gifts of Panic Disorder


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