Books Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Robert Handly & Pauline Neff, 1985 – An easy-to-follow method for reducing anxiety and panic attacks safely and smoothly – developed by a stress management consultant who has been there himself. Triumph Over Fear, Jerilyn Ross, 1995 – Offers life- changing new information about the many faces of anxiety – plus a self-help program that can bring relief in a matter of weeks, no matter how long you’ve been suffering. Listed resources are available from Dying of Embarrassment – Help for Social Anxiety the: & Phobia, Markway, Carmin, Pollard & Flynn, 1992 – A team of psychologists reveal their proven program Canadian Mental Health for overcoming social phobia. Association, London-Middlesex Branch Panic Disorders & Agoraphobia, Dean Foundation, 648 Huron Street 1993 – A guide to understanding what panic disorder London, Ontario and agoraphobia are, treatments, what treatment side N5Y 4J8 effects may occur and how they are managed, and how family and friends may help. Phone: (519) 434-9191 Fax: (519) 438-1167 The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne, 1990 – A guide offering help to anyone who is struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, social Loan Policy fears, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, or other anxiety disorders. Books are available for 14 day loan; videos for 7 days. Peace from Nervous Suffering, Dr. Claire Weekes, 1983 – For those suffering from agoraphobia, the Non-members must leave a deposit author explains how to relieve their fears, recognize of $10.00 for borrowed materials. physical symptoms, and cope with potentially crippling There is no deposit fee for problems, like tension, anxiety and fear. members. Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks, Reference materials and file Reid Wilson, 1987 & 1996 – Shows how a panic materials are not available for loan, attack happens, what causes it, how it affects your but can be used in-house. life, how to regain immediate control of the body, how to conquer fears, and more. Resource materials located at the CMHA, Ontario Division library can Anxiety, Phobias & Panic, Reneau Peurifoy, 1988 – also be accessed through this A step-by-step, interactive workbook designed to help location. you understand – and overcome – all types of nervous disorders, from mild anxiety to severe For more information about these agoraphobia. and other mental health resources, please contact 434-9191. No More Butterflies, Peter Desberg, 1996 – Pinpoints your fear and goes on to provide calming relaxation skills and proven techniques identifying and refuting fear-provoking thoughts, setting goals and counteracting your own avoidance and procrastination. Performance Anxiety, Mitchell Robin & Rochelle Balter, 1995 – Shows how to understand the sources of anxiety, develop increased confidence and overcome performance problems in virtually any situation. From Panic to Power, Lucinda Bassett, 1995 – A book for those challenged by panic attacks, eating disorders, fear of flying or travel, compulsive behavior, anticipatory worry, fear or dread, feelings of bewilderment and confusion, difficulty in breathing, agoraphobia or obsessive thoughts. Of Course You’re Anxious, Gayle Rosellini & Mark Worden, 1990 – Provides the tools necessary for those in recovery to trade in anxiety for peace of mind. Addresses the inevitable worries and stresses of early recovery – fear of treatment, withdrawal, emotional pain and self-disclosure. Overcoming Stage Fright in Everyday Life, Joyce Ashley, 1996 – A book for everyone who dreads speaking in public – the professional who can’t sleep before a presentation, the anxiety-ridden trial lawyer, the salesperson who needs a drink before a sales call, the job applicant terrified of the interview. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers, 1987 – Concrete techniques to turn passivity into assertiveness. How to stop negative thinking patterns that say “I can’t” and reeducate your mind to think more positively – “I’ll handle it!” Phobia Free, Harold Levinson, 1986 – There could be a physical basis for your phobia. For example, a fear of elevators or planes may be the result of an inner-ear failure to handle motion input or a fear of heights might result from a sense of imbalance. Offers simple, safe treatment. Straight Talk About Anxiety and Depression, Michael Maloney & Rachel Kranz, 1991 – Helps teens clarify a number of difficult choices and issues and offers practical suggestions for coping and getting help with stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Managing Your Anxiety, Christopher McCullough & Robert Mann, 1986 – Offers a simple self-care program that frees the mind and stops the suffering. You can feel calm, confident and in control once again. If You Think You Have Panic Disorder, Roger Granet & Robert McNally, 1998 – This guide brings you both hope and help, providing the latest facts on why panic attacks happen, who is at risk and what treatments can cure this disorder. Anxiety & Stress Self Help Book, Susan Lark, 1996 – New thinking on the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of anxiety, weekly workbook for evaluating your condition, self help programs, and new information on medical trends, treatments and drug therapies. An End to Panic, Elke Zuercher-White, 1998 – Learn to cope with and overcome panic attacks. Learn skills for challenging and mastering fearful situations and coping with stress and conflict in your life. Never Be Nervous Again, Dorothy Sarnoff, 1987 – Prepare and rehearse like a pro for professional results, nip your butterflies in the bud with on-the-spot relaxation techniques, sharpen your delivery and get your audience’s attention, and more. How to Conquer Your Fears, Phobias and Anxieties, Herbert Fensterheim & Jean Baer, 1995 – Panic does not have to ruin your life. You can help yourself get better by using the techniques in this book. You can learn to face your fears and panics and cope with them. The Anxiety Cure, Robert Dupont, Elizabeth Spencer & Caroline DuPont, 1998 – How to manage anxiety at home and at work, action plans for friends, family, etc., relaxation techniques, strategies for people with alcohol or drug problems, and more. Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety, Robert Gerzon, 1997 – Dispelling the myth that all anxiety is bad and shows that it is a natural – even sacred – part of life. Learning how to be anxious about the right things in the right way may be our most direct route to serenity. Overcoming Panic Disorder – A Woman’s Guide, Lorna Weinstock & Eleanor Gilman, 1998 – Relief for women from palpitations, shortness of breath, and fear of suffocating or dying. How to manage the depression, anxiety and isolation that often accompany panic disorder. Anxiety Disorders and Phobias, Aaron T. Beck & Gary Emery, 1985 – Shows how the basic concepts of cognitive therapy, used successfully for many years in treating depression, may also be effectively used to treat people who suffer from anxiety and phobias. Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child, Katharine Manassis, 1996 – Descriptions of various kinds of anxiety-related behaviours in children. A guide that shows parents how to recognize a child’s anxieties and advice on how to help the child. Where to get professional help. Panic Disorder, William D. Kernodle, 1991 – Fairly technical in nature, this book includes information re panic disorder, the latest diagnostic criteria, specific drugs used to treat panic disorder, etc. Anxiety and Its Treatment, John Greist, James Jefferson & Isaac Marks, 1986 – Questions and answers on hyperventilation, fainting spells, “normal” anxiety, drug tables and important information on anti-anxiety medications, questionnaires and checklists to help you decide if you need treatment, and more. Panic Attacks, Sue Breton, 1986 – Understanding what type of panic attack you have, learning to recognize the symptoms before the attack develops, taking short term avoiding action to suit your personal needs, learning more about your own personality – which will give you power over panic for good. Master Your Panic and Take Back Your Life!, Denise F. Beckfield, 1998 – Find out why you developed panic attacks in the first place and why they come back, discover your personal triggers for panic and tackle them, the thoughts, the physical habits, even the emotional traps, tips on better breathing for panic-free health, and more. Healing Anxiety Naturally, Harold H. Bloomfield, 1998 - A self-healing program using nature's own pharmacy of herbal remedies. Recent scientific findings on the effectiveness of herbal remedies. Social Phobia: From Shyness to Stage Fright, John R. Marshall, 1994 - For millions of Americans even signing a cheque or eating a sandwich in public evokes enormous anxiety. The author presents a vivid portrait of the disorder in all its many manifestations, from a paralyzing fear of eye contact to fear of shopping. Worry, Edward Hallowell, 1997 - Types of worry, underlying causes and coping strategies are discussed, the correlation between worry and conditions such as depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, Martin Anthony & Richard Swinson, 1998 - Offers methods of overcoming the need to be perfect. The correlation between perfectionism and depression, anger, social anxiety, worry, obsessive-compulsive behaviour and dieting/body image are also discussed. The Anxiety Disease, David V. Sheehan, 1983 - Discusses the symptoms of anxiety attacks as well as treatment approaches and biological causes. Offers quizzes to help determine whether your anxiety is caused by normal stress or is the result of a genetically influenced physical disorder. Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy, Don Gabor, 1997 - Suggests methods for conquering butterflies, nervousness and insecurity felt each time you meet and talk to others. Break out of a lifelong pattern of shyness, learn to mingle and make small talk, host a party and present toasts, sell yourself at a job interview and run a business meeting, give a speech, teach a workshop, sell a product, "network". The Worry Control Workbook, Mary Ellen Copeland, 1998 - A practical guide for people seeking to overcome chronic worry. Combines strategies and techniques with a step-by-step format to assist you to come to terms with the unique role that worry plays in your life. Women and Anxiety, Helen DeRosis, 1998 - Suggests to readers an easy-to-use 20-step strategy for dealing with the problems of stress, anxiety and depression. Beginning with an identification of anxiety, it continues by suggesting methods of making anxiety work for you as a positive force. How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You, Albert Ellis, 1998 - How to distinguish between unhealthy and healthy anxiety and between rational and irrational fears. Treating Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, Elke Zuercher-White, 1997 - This book is intended for clinicians for treat panic disorder in various settings. A cognitive-behavioral program is offered with detailed descriptions of the components, methods, and techniques involved. Panic, Anxiety & Phobias, Shirley Babior & Carol Goldman, 1996 - Making no unrealistic promises, this book will help the many patients who want to take an active role in their own treatment. Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, Dr. James LeFanu, 1999 - A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for those who suffer from all degrees of social anxiety and shyness, for their families and friends, and for the professionals who help them. Panic Disorder - The Facts, Stanley Rachman & Padmal de Silva, 1996 - Explains the causes and symptoms of panic disorder and provides information on effective treatments available. This book will help persons who suffer from panic disorder, their families, and health care workers who deal with this problem. Beyond Shyness - How to Conquer Social Anxieties, Jonathan Berent, 1993 - The author shows how even extremely shy people can overcome the low self-esteem and frustration that settle in after years of social disappointments and rejection, and gradually move toward mastery of the situations they find most difficult. Embracing the Fear, Judith Bemis & Amr Barrada, 1994 – Includes personal recovery stories and exercises that focus on managing our anxiety and changing the way we think and act. Helps us to accept our feelings of anxiety and panic and develop self-nurturing thoughts and behaviours. Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Depression, James Gardner & Arthur H. Bell, 2000 – Learn the difference between specific and social phobias, between panic and generalized anxiety disorder. Master Your Panic and Take Back Your Life, Denise F. Beckfield, 1998 – Find out why you developed panic attacks in the first place and why they came back. Learn the tried and true method to stop panic the moment in strikes. Updates on the best medications for panic. And much more. Overcoming Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Client Manual, John White, 1999 – Therapist protocol accompanied by corresponding step-by-step client manual, containing all the client education materials, worksheets and skill-building assignments that the client will need. Helping Your Anxious Child, Ronald Rapee, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham & Ann Wignall, 2000 – The authors describe, explain and demonstrate how to help children build the necessary courage and self-confidence needed to face troublesome fears and worries. The Hidden Face of Shyness, Franklin Schneier and Lawrence Welkowitz, 1996 - The authors illustrate the many forms of social anxiety and the experiences that trigger it. They also offer several simple “self tests” to help measure your own level of social anxiety – and provide an easy-to-follow self-help program that will enable you to overcome it at a speed and in a manner comfortable for you. The Worrywart’s Companion, Dr. Beverly Potter, 1997 – 21 simple things you can do when you feel a worry coming on. Instead of worrying yourself sick, this book shows how to soothe yourself so that you can think more clearly, deal with the worry at hand, and then let it go. Working with Groups to Overcome Panic, Anxiety & Phobias, Shirley Babior & Carol Goldman, 1996 – Written especially for therapists, this book presents well-researched, state- of-the-art treatment strategies for a variety of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and specific phobias such as fear of flying. Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame, Rex Briggs, 1999 – Why anxiety is not a disease to be controlled, but a messenger to be heeded; how normal anxiety differs from excessive anxiety; why unresolved shame could be a driving force behind your fears; how to deal with unrealistic expectations of yourself and others, and more. Facing Fears – The Sourcebook for Phobias, Fears and Anxiety, Ada P. Kahn & Ronald M. Doctor, 2000 – Comprehensive explanations of fear, phobias and anxieties, how to recognize anxiety disorders and panic attacks, the mind/body connection, when to seek professional help, resource, recommended reading, and more. The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook, Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson, 2000 – Shyness and social anxiety can range in intensity from being fairly mild to completely incapacitating. Regardless of whether your fears are minor or completely overwhelming, the strategies described in this book will help you to deal more effectively with social anxiety. Panic Attacks – A Natural Approach, Shirley Trickett, 1999 – Illustrates the causes of the attacks and all-natural treatments to help prevent future occurences. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Glenn R. Schiraldi, 2000 – For survivors of rape, abuse of any kind, domestic violence, war, crime, natural disasters, industrial disasters, accidents, terrorism, and other traumatic events. Transforming Trauma: EMDR, Laurel Parnell, 1997 – Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has helped thousands of clients haunted by terrible abuse histories or recent traumatic events. Taming Worry Dragons, E. Jane Garland and Sandra L. Clark, 1995 – For children, parents and other coaches. Designed to help identify and understand children’s worry and provides exercises and tips to assist with “taming” commonly experienced worries and anxieties by children. Audio Tapes From Panic to Power, Lucinda Bassett, 2 hours - A combination of techniques and skills that help people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks overcome their fears and regain their independence. Videos Anxiety and Panic Disorders, 48 Hours, CBS News, 1990 – Features a number of people who are afflicted with various anxiety disorders – a woman with agoraphobia afraid to leave her house, a hypochondriac who washes her hands and cleans several times a day, and two women with OCD, one who is helped by medication and one who is not. The Doctor Is In (Anxiety/Panic), Kinetic Inc. – People who suffer from panic or anxiety attacks discuss their fears and the symptoms associated with their attacks, eg. dizziness, sweaty palms, thundering heartbeat, chest pains. Persons suffering from agoraphobia talk about their conditions. Psychiatrists discuss various medications. Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Dennis Daley, 1995 – One in the series of tapes entitled “Promise of Recovery”. Provides basic information on anxiety and panic (causes, symptoms, effects), treatment, the process of recovery, and the relationship between substance use and anxiety and panic. Worry Free, Pratap Chokka, Martin Katzman & Stanley Kutcher, 1999 – Discusses different types of anxiety disorders, the nature of the disorders and how physicians diagnose. Worry – Controlling It and Using It Wisely, Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., 1999 – Dr. Hallowell discusses tips on taming “Toxic Worry” and recent scientific information on anxiety and offers many additional tips for taming it once and for all. Panic – A Film About Coping, HBO Undercover America, 1998 – Includes in-depth interviews with sufferers of panic disorder and many of the doctors who are seeking to understand their pain, including doctors from the Center for Anxiety Related Disorders in Boston and the New York State Psychiatric Institute as well as Professors of Psychology from Harvard, Yale and U.C.L.A. Please note – there are videos described on the O.C.D. resources list that might also be of interest to you. File Material The CMHA library collects a number of loose materials (i.e., articles, newsletters, pamphlets, research papers, discussion papers) on many mental health subjects including anxiety disorders. Please ask at our front reception desk if you wish to obtain access to these materials.