Panic attacks are scary, and can make you feel like you’ve lost control—leading to more anxiety, stress, fear, and even depression. This easy-to-use workbook provides step-by-step instructions to help you identify anxiety-inducing thoughts, mindfully observe them, and stop the cycle of panic, once and for all.
If you’re like many other teens with a panic disorder, you may sometimes feel like walls are closing in on you, or that something dreadful is about to happen. The most frustrating thing about panic attacks is that they can happen anytime, anywhere—sometimes when you least expect them—and you may go through your day fearing another attack. So, how can you start managing your panic before it gets in the way of school, friends, and your life?
In The Panic Workbook for Teens, three anxiety specialists will show you how to identify anxiety-causing thoughts and behaviors, mindfully observe your panic attacks instead of struggling against them, and experience sensations associated with panic until you discover that these sensations may be uncomfortable—but not dangerous.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, by learning how to objectively monitor your panic attacks, you'll gain a sense of control and learn to work through even the toughest moments of extreme anxiety—whether you’re taking a test, on a first date, or at a job interview.
Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, is clinical director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center. Kissen specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, and also has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their... Read more
Bari Goldman Cohen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and anxiety disorders. She works with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of the North Shore Anxiety Treatment Center. She specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders and related concerns. Abitbol... Read more
“Finally—a user-friendly, step-by-step workbook on how to overcome panic disorder for teens and their families. The authors provide readers with everything they need to take control of their lives with this straightforward, comprehensive, and personal guide.” —Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, clinical director of CBT services at Rogers Memorial Hospital
“The Panic Workbook for Teens is an outstanding workbook that offers instant help and hope for teens suffering from panic attacks. Well written and chock-full of useful ideas and strategies, this book is a must-have for any teen seeking to conquer panic. Highly recommended!” —Kevin L. Gyoerkoe, PsyD, director of The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center in Charlotte, NC, and author of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry
“This workbook is loaded with examples of how real-life teenagers have used and benefited from CBT-based treatment for panic disorder. Readers will benefit from the simple and easy-to-implement action steps outlined in this workbook. In addition, the mindfulness-based perspective highlighted in the text should assist readers in learning to live more fully in the moment, even if panic occasionally comes along for the ride.” —Mark B. Powers, PhD, licensed psychologist and research associate professor in the Anxiety and Health Behaviors Lab within the Institute for Mental Health Research
“What a great book for teens looking to overcome panic disorder! The authors have distilled the best of the cognitive behavioral approach to panic and condensed it into forty short recovery tools with brief instructions and exercises. These powerful, precise, and pragmatic steps will save you lots of research and searching. Get your folks a copy as well!” —David Carbonell, PhD, author of Panic Attacks Workbook and the “coach” at anxietycoach.com, a popular self-help website