Fight or Flight
Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia
Copyright Year 2006
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Heart palpitations, shortness of breath, the conviction that one is about to die--these are among the classic signs of a panic attack. This evocative video lucidly portrays the experience of panic disorder with agoraphobia and shows how cognitive-behavioral treatment can help. Anxiety experts and CBT specialists Dr. Ronald M. Rapee and Dr. Lisa Lampe provide a clear, step-by-step overview of treatment, while personal accounts from patients illuminate both the difficulties and achievements of the recovery process.
Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
"I will use these videos[this video] in my practice and teaching without hesitation. Combining accurate information about cognitive-behavioral therapy with compelling stories from individuals who have benefitted greatly from treatment, the programs are ideal viewing for new clients. They can also be used in training and coursework for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy courses. For practicing therapists interested in learning more about the cognitive-behavioral approach, the videos offer an informative introduction." --Richard E. Zinbarg, PhD, Northwestern University
"Fight or Flight provides a lucid, nontechnical portrayal of how one can overcome panic disorder. It features Professor Ron Rapee, a world leader in the field of anxiety disorders, who explains how cognitive-behavioral treatment for panic works. Viewers experiencing panic attacks will be especially heartened to hear the stories of two individuals who applied these methods to conquer their panic disorder and agoraphobia. This video provides an excellent picture of how panic disorder is treated today." --Richard J. McNally, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA