A Paradoxical Intervention for Panic Disorder
by Reid Wilson

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Anxiety disorder expert Reid Wilson demonstrates a highly-effective, unique intervention in this excerpt from a live session with a woman whose panic disorder has made her life completely unmanageable.
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Panic disorders present a unique challenge to clinicians, as an essential component of the disorder is that patients fear having future panic attacks, and thus often engage in avoidant behavior. Watch as anxiety expert Reid Wilson works with Reneé, a woman whose life has been severely restrained to the point where she’s become agoraphobic, using a paradoxical approach—insisting that she demand that anxiety increase her symptoms—and showing her that it is her relationship to her symptoms, rather than the symptoms themselves, that makes them so intractable.

If you’re struggling using traditional approaches with clients who have panic or other anxiety disorders, let Wilson guide you in a radically different, counterintuitive and extremely effective approach.

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Length of video: 0:18:09

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-572-6

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-572-4

R. Reid Wilson, PhD is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Wilson specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and is the author of Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper Perennial, 1996), Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 2003), and is co-author with Edna Foa of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam, 2001). Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for twelve years and was Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. In 2014 The Anxiety and Depression Association of America honored Wilson for a lifetime of service in treating anxiety disorders, awarding him the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award at its annual conference in Chicago.

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