This book explores the four phases in the holistic process of freeing yourself from anxiety:
Understanding the nature of anxiety. Shifting the body, heart, mind, and soul. Reclaiming your power. Developing a new sense of self.
This book is based on author Harry Kroner's work with hundreds of clients suffering from anxiety, fear, and phobia. Explaining his unique and effective approach to healing anxiety from its core. Treating the person in a more comprehensive way, addressing the body, mind, heart, and soul. It is time to stop treating just the symptoms and heal from the inside out.
Gaining clarity of what is the core cause or triggers. Being honest and accepting of yourself. Releasing the old, limiting beliefs. Learning how to really relax-training yourself to go deeper. Releasing emotional charge from past events; ending negative self-talk from the mind, limiting beliefs and negative patterns of thinking. Opening yourself to higher wisdom, soul healing, and your place in the universe. Learning those things that will help you regain mastery over life. Developing a new sense of self that is authentic and free of anxiety. Growing into a fully integrated and independent version of yourself. Striding safely and confidently in the world."
While it might seem unusual to see a book title on the subject of offering Christian encouragement to thyroid patients, it really shouldn't be considered unusual at all. Statistics by reputable polling organizations have shown that 75% of the U.S. population claims to be of the Christian faith and some medical estimates have revealed that over 30-million Americans are experiencing thyroid diseases. General statistics of belief in God are considerably high, with some polling data indicating that 9 out of 10 Americans believe in a supreme being. Some polls that have concentrated on particular groups of people have revealed similar statistics. In the year 2004 for example, a poll conducted by HCD Research, revealed that 3 out of 4 medical doctors (of the 1,100 respondents who participated); believe in divine intervention, in the form of miracles. I have personally read books by Thyroid Patient Advocates (proactive patients who help to inform fellow-patients), who include chapters in their books that encourage seeking spiritual as well as medical help for the emotional symptoms of thyroid disease. I feel this is not an improper thing to do at all and in-fact, I personally believe that faith brings more hope to those who are seeking recovery and a better quality of life, in the midst of suffering medical health conditions. Over the past few years, I have corresponded with other patients, who also expressed their Christian faith to me and I have derived much of the information within the chapters of this book, from my responses to their questions and their requests for advice regarding emotional symptoms. In addition to well-studied layperson medical advice that I will offer following, it is my sincere hope that the chapters of this book also help to bring spiritual comfort and encouragement to those who are suffering thyroid diseases that have presented them with difficulties in treatment or challenges with learning to cope with their hypothyroid or hyperthyroid conditions. -Jim Lowrance This book is not intended to be an extensive manual but is intended to contain information most often sought by laypersons on the subject. Please note the number of pages listed and for an approximate word-count, see the ebook version description for this same title (Thank You - the Author). CONTENTS: CHAPTER ONE Coping with Chronic Anxiety and Panic Symptoms caused by Thyroid Disease CHAPTER TWO The Effects of Thyroid Disease and Related Emotions on the Physical Senses CHAPTER THREE Which Brand of Thyroid Hormone is Superior for Treating Hypothyroidism? CHAPTER FOUR Giving Thyroid Hormone Therapy Adequate Time to Work CHAPTER FIVE Some Healing Comes in God's Timing and Wisdom DEDICATION: To all of my fellow thyroid patients, who are seeking peace in the midst of their storms -- may you find your peace restored and your joy recovered as God plants his eternal hope within your heart. "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" (2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV)
Brand new 2015 edition, with an expanded section on "off-label" and experimental options, along with a fascinating explanation of the current research into the next generation of drugs to treat mood & anxiety-spectrum disorders Are you confused about which antidepressant is right for you? Would you like to learn all the important information on all of the antidepressants currently available? Do you suffer from - - Major depression (including treatment-resistant depression and dysthymia) - Generalized anxiety disorder - Panic disorder - Phobic disorder - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) ...or any mood disorder which is one the depressive or anxious spectrum? There are huge differences even between just SSRIs, let alone the huge number of alternatives you have probably never heard of. Unfortunately, doctors tend to be incredibly busy, and sometimes they just don't have the time to finely calibrate your treatment. This means that very often, you will just be given the drug your doctor has the most experience in. This may or may not be the right tool for the job. Quite often we see the example of two patients visiting the same doctor - one patient anxious and one patient lethargic and depressed. Yet both emerge from the doctor's office with a prescription for the same SSRI. Depression and anxiety are incredibly varied conditions. Some people are "anxious depressed" whereas others can be more "low energy depressed". Or if we look specifically at anxiety disorders, the right drug (and dosage) for someone with panic disorder and for someone with OCD is dramatically different. Each condition needs a slightly different pharmacological approach. This comprehensive, encyclopedic guide by Benjamin Kramer (author of Brain Renovation), provides detailed information on every common antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medication) such as - - SSRIs (Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors - such as Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac & Lexapro) - SNRIs (Serotonin & Norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors - such as Effexor & Cymbalta) - Atypical antidepressants (such as Remeron, Buspar & Wellbutrin) - TCAs (Tricyclic antidepressants - such as Endep & Anafranil) - Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Ativan & Klonopin) - "Off-label" and experimental options including stimulants (amphetamine, methylphenidate), Lyrica, tramadol memantine and ketamine - Upcoming drugs due to become available soon Learn about how the slight differences between each drug can be the difference between success and failure. There is no such thing as the 'best' antidepressant - it depends on the individual and the nature of the illness. Are you anxious and depressed? Are you unmotivated with a lack of energy? Can't sleep? In pain? All these factors should influence your doctor's (and your own) choice as to the best option for you. Kramer also addresses the most common questions people have when starting an antidepressant or looking for one which works, such as - - Which medications won't make me put on weight? - Which medications will kill my libido? What adjunct options do I have for restoring libido? - How long will the medication take to start working? So before you visit your physician, get as much information as possible so you can participate in the decision-making process aimed at deciding on the best treatment. To this end, Kramer has also included brand new "layman's" explanations of the most common questions around exactly how each drug works, including - - How does an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) work? - How does a tricyclic work? - How does a MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) work? - What is the different between an agonist and an antagonist? - How can I tell which drug is the most potent?