Panic Attacks and the Panic Cycle

Many people who’ve experienced panic attacks try to protect themselves from their anxiety. They tell themselves “don’t think about it;” they resist it; they try to force themselves to feel better; they feel shame and embarrassment and try to keep it a secret from others; and they try to medicate it away with alcohol, nicotine, and other substances. These all make the anxiety worse. Fortunately, anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell offers a way out for people with panic attacks—whether the attacks are part of panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, or some other anxiety disorder.

Today we’re sharing some helpful information from Dr. David Carbonell, anxiety expert and author of the audiobook Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick. In this audiobook, Dr. David Carbonell explains the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks. This audiobook offers detailed instructions to help you halt this process and free yourself from the cycle of panic attacks.

What’s in this episode?

In this episode, Dr. Carbonell explains the cycle of panic and talks about how resisting anxiety actually fuels fears.

David Carbonell, PhDDavid A. Carbonell, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He is the founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, Ltd., a small group of psychologists which offers treatment of all manner of fears and phobias at several locations in and around Chicago.

Dr. Carbonell is also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Anxiety Disorders Association of America; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science; the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy; the Illinois Psychological Association; and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.

Dr. Carbonell has written a wonderful, inspiring and comprehensive guidebook for winning over panic attacks. While panic attacks are terrifying for the sufferer, they take over territory in a person’s life by playing a very simple but powerful game. In Panic Attacks Workbook you will find the solid and clever strategies
needed to win this mental game and take back your life.

R. Reid Wilson, PhD

Author of "Don't Panic"

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