This book is also a section from "The Everything Anxiety Coping Book." Anxiety conditions are the most common of all emotional disorders and affect millions of people in the U.S. and worldwide. One of the most effective types of treatment for anxiety disorders is a therapy called "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy." This book looks at the most effective aspect of this successful method for overcoming chronic anxiety conditions -- which is to learn not to fear the symptoms of chronic anxiety and panic attacks. NOTE: This book is approximately 6,495 words in length. The "Complete Look" reference in the title, is not to imply that this is an extensive medical journal but rather that it contains all aspects of information on the subject that most laypersons would be seeking. CONTENTS: CHAPTER ONE: The True Purpose of Anxiety CHAPTER TWO: When is Anxiety Considered a Disorder? CHAPTER THREE: Four Common Anxiety Disorders CHAPTER FOUR: Anxiety Sensitization CHAPTER FIVE: Catastrophic Thinking CHAPTER SIX: Depersonalization and Derealization CHAPTER SEVEN: Calming Yourself during Panic Attacks or Severe Anxiety Episodes CHAPTER EIGHT: Is Anxiety Dangerous to Your Health? (short answer- "no") Written by a recovered anxiety sufferer this book takes a detailed look at anxiety symptoms, types of anxiety disorders and the diagnosis and treatments available for them.
Childrena (TM)s Anxiety: A Contextual Approach provides an introduction to anxiety in children and teenagers, emphasising the importance of understanding the life circumstances of young people. The book provides an up-to-date account of research on the developmental, familial and social context of child anxiety, along with nine vibrant and detailed case studies illustrating the ways in which young people can be helped to deal with serious and complex anxiety problems.
In order to begin to understand complex anxiety within childrena (TM)s life circumstances Part One of the book provides the reader with a developmental framework for thinking about childrena (TM)s anxiety. Part Two then presents nine in depth case studies, organised not by the type or nature of anxiety but by the context within which problematic anxiety can occur. Part Three acts as a summary of the key points emerging from the clinical case studies.
This book will be essential reading for those working and training in the specialist field of child mental health, as well as community and hospital professionals working with children and young people, including teachers, doctors, social workers and nurses.
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)