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Triumph Over Fear: A Book of Help and Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias
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 overcomi ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Bantam
(first published May 1st 1994)
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I first became interested in this book when I read Donny Osmond's 1999 autobiography Life is Just What You Make It: My Life So Far. Donny was candid enough to share his experience with panic attacks that popped up inexplicably during his long run of playing the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He explained how reading Triumph Over Fear as well as one-on-one therapy sessions with author Dr. Jerilyn Ross helped him overcome his problem and go on performing. This book is really ...more
Sep 02, 2009 Kitty rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book wasn't quite what I expected, but still pretty interesting. For the subject, it was surprisingly "readable" - not as dry as I might have expected. What this book didn't do was help much with what I would call "everyday fears". If you have a phobia about spiders, for example, then it probably won't be all that much help. The information seemed to be rather specific - I would have trouble adapting it to situations not discussed in the book. However, what this book did do was teach me qui ...more