The National Institute of Mental Health calls anxiety disorders the most common mental health problem in America. They are also among the most treatable. Yet tens of millions of people struggle with hidden fears and restricted lives because they have not received proper diagnosis and treatment. Triumph Over Fear combines Jerilyn Ross's firsthand account of overcoming her own disabling phobia with inspiring case histories of recovery from other forms of anxiety, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder; an post-traumatic stress disorder. State-of-the-art information is combined with powerful self-help techniques, together with clear indications of when to seek additional professional help and/or medication. Also included is the latest research on anxiety disorders in children, plus advice for dealing with family members and employers.
Jerilyn Ross, M.A., is one of the nation’s leading experts on anxiety disorders. An active psychotherapist, patient advocate, and author, Ross is director of The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders in Washington, D.C., and president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Ross received the 2004 Patient Advocacy Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the 2001 Anxiety Disorder Initiative Award from the World Council on Anxiety and the World Psychiatric Association, a 2000 Telly Award, and a 1994 Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. She lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband.
"Filled with hope and wisdom, this unique book combines a compassionate understanding of the inner experience of panic with the latest in modern brain biology."--Robert L. DuPont, M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine