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Fear Is No Longer My Reality: How I Overcame Panic and Social Anxiety Disorder -- And You Can Too

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One of the finalists of ABC-TV's show The Bachelorette reveals the depth of his struggle with social anxiety disorder, offering advice on the latest behavior therapies, as well as reviews of medications and advice from experts on how to manage the ailment. 50,000 first printing.
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published May 6th 2005 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published December 14th 2004)
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Jonathan
Feb 06, 2008 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book if you have even some fear of dealing with people. I've learned alot and has really helped me realize anything can be overcome with persistence. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to getting out there, speaking and interacting with people. I plan on reading this again.
Natalie
Oct 04, 2012 Natalie rated it liked it
Jamie Blythe, a class clown and basketball player during high school, experienced a life-changing panic attack during his sophomore year in college. This experience traumatized him, practically confining him to his dorm room throughout his college years. Yet, he overcame his disorder and went on to be on the first Bachelorette reality tv show.

I read this book because a year ago, I also experience a panic attack. I could relate to the feelings and experiences he shared, though his experience was
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Sarah
May 26, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
This book does an excellent job of putting a dent in some of the stereotypes that surround social anxiety disorder. As Jamie shows, it's far more complicated than just changing our thoughts and pushing through our fears.

Though tthe extent of his disorder seemed relatively mild, compared to my own, I can relate so much to Jamie's experiences: Feeling like you've gotten so far only to fall down and start all over again. An iffinity for the spotlight, despite the fear. And the ability to take his
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Sarah
Jan 16, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
Although it is not the most articulately written book, I am glad that I read it. Jamie's story is a source of courage and inspiration to those who are suffering from social anxiety and panic disorder.
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Sep 04, 2014 Marie rated it it was ok
It started off good but kind of lost its appeal for me. I enjoyed the little tidbits about anxiety by Drs. 2 1/2 stars
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