Book 1

Why AVOIDANCE makes things worse..

Although avoidance can seem to help in the short term it makes the problem worse in the LONG run. The problem is that if all feared situations are avoided we never learn that we CAN cope with panic (and that our catastrophic predictions don’t happen) so the fear […]

What exactly is Agoraphobia?

The Agora was an open “place of assembly” in ancient Greece. The word Agoraphobia, the fear of potentially critical public situations, derives from agora in its meaning as a gathering place. DSM Criteria for Agoraphobia The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental […]