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The following are personal accounts of the struggle with anxiety and the pain that results. These stories are written in the persons own words, and are being told in the hope that they may help others understand that help is available and how therapy can be of benefit. Real names are not used and identifying information is omitted or modified. These individuals hope their stories serve as a source of information as well as inspiration for others.

I have added some additional comments to these stories in parentheses and italic print.

My clinical summary follows each story.    

                                      -- Dr. Stephen Pravel

Patty's Story

A success story of a woman with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with great distress over physical sensations such as heart palpitations. 


Cathy's Story

A success story of a woman with Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety over the fear of death. 


Bree's Story

A success story of a woman with Panic Disorder and Phobic Avoidance of driving far from home or on freeways.


Sam's Story

This is the story of a man who sought treatment for a Simple Phobia: the fear of flying.


Sara's Story

The story of a woman with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Social Phobia with panic attacks.


Mark's Story

The story of a man with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia with panic attacks.

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PERSONAL STORIES


"SAFETY BEHAVIORS"

RECOMMENDED READING

DISSERTATION:  "Alexithymia: A Pathogenic Factor in the Etiology of Panic Disorder"


Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI


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