“An engaging, accessible and very human approach to understanding and tackling different forms of anxiety” — Professor Catherine Harmer, University of Oxford
“A unique book by a unique doctor” — The Irish Times
In previous books Dr Barry explored how the brain can neuroplastically change itself. In Anxiety and Panic he shows how we can use the power of the mind to neuroplastically change the brain in conditions such as general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder?
Modern life has become a stressful environment where anxiety and panic have reached almost epidemic levels. Management of these conditions has proved problematic. Simple techniques laid out in Anxiety and Panic have been shown to be amazingly effective in the management of panic attacks, phobias (e.g. to planes, motorways, crowded or open spaces, even blood) and yet often poorly understood or applied. These techniques allow our mind to neuroplastically change our anxious brain and have the potential to transform the lives of many.
In Anxiety and Panic Dr Barry combines a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the mind and brain with decades of experience treating patients as a GP to offer a way out of the fear, worry and shame of anxiety. He explains what is happening in our mind, brain and body in anxiety and panic. He explores the physical nature of anxiety and panic, showing how you can learn to change and tame your amygdala (which we call the Gunslinger) a little organ in our emotional brain which oversees our stress system.
Through a series of case studies based on real-life experiences treating patients, he explains and demonstrate how to apply lifestyle changes, mindfulness and CBT techniques to cope with these symptoms and ultimately feel and get better.
With accompanying YouTube videos on how to manage panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety and general anxiety, Anxiety and Panic has the potential to permanently reset your anxious mind and brain!