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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach

3rd Edition

By Christopher Williams

CRC Press

432 pages

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic uses the proven and trusted five areas model of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of symptoms associated with these conditions. For the third edition, new workbooks are included on: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), using medication, and planning for the future.

  • CBT workbooks - easy to use, practical, photocopy them
  • Written by an award-winning author and expert
  • Proven to work - through years of research and practice
  • Step-by-step success - follow the Plan, Do, Review approach, see positive results

Advice for friends and family to offer additional support

Invaluable, proven, practical and easy to use workbooks for all CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, counsellors, neurologists, occupational therapists, voluntary sector and healthcare workers to use to help the people in their care help themselves.


  • Life situation, people and events around us
  • Altered thinking
  • Altered feelings or moods
  • Altered physical symptoms or sensations
  • Altered behaviour or activity levels

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Table of Contents

Understanding why you feel as you do

Tackling your anxiety: starting out (… and how to keep going if you feel stuck)

Understanding worry and stress

Understanding panic and phobias

Understanding obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCD)

Making changes

Making changes to do with people and events around us

How to start fixing problems and finding solutions (practical problem solving)

How to ask for what you really need (being assertive)

Learning to be calmer, less annoyed and less irritated

Making changes in your life

How to get a good night's sleep: overcoming anxiety and sleep problems

Using exercise to overcome stress

Things you do that worsen your anxiety (unhelpful behaviours)

Stress, alcohol and drugs

Facing fears and overcoming avoidance

Understanding and overcoming shyness and social phobia

Noticing and changing anxious thinking

Understanding and overcoming feelings of depersonalization

Overcoming anxious overbreathing (hyperventilation)

Understanding and using anti-anxiety medication

Planning for the future

About the Author

Professor Chris Williams BSc (Hons), MBCHB, MMedSc, MD, FRCPsych Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Honarary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Administration