Overcoming Panic Disorder

My Story—My Journey into and beyond Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Agoraphobia

by Donna McLean

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/04/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781452513157

About the Book

Author Donna McLean is just a normal lady who appeared to live a “normal” life—and yet she carried a secret that filled her with despair. The stresses of her life, compounded by a series of emotionally disturbing events, tragedies, and traumas, translated into crippling anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. After twenty-four years of enduring the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder, such as rapid heartbeat, blurred vision, jelly legs, the urgent need to find a toilet, and feelings of terror, she found refuge in the life of an agoraphobic.

Now she shares her personal account of a life lived in fear. More importantly, however, she describes a life ultimately reclaimed and healed. She recalls her long search for effective treatment, support, and a cure. This memoir began as a therapeutic journal and evolved into an inspirational real-life story designed to educate, empower, and inspire.

From a very dark and lonely place, Donna created a ray of light at the end of a very dark tunnel … and so can you.

About the Author

Donna McLean was born on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She started out her career as a stenographer but left work in 1983 to raise her two sons. Having made great progress in conquering the panic disorder that controlled her life for so long, she current describes herself as an entrepreneur, hobby artist, and author. She divides her time among running her Party Games in a Pack business, creating art for local galleries, and writing her story to help others on their journey with anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia.