About the book
The purpose of this book will aim to elucidate the nature of the panic disorder. In general, the focus of the book should be the presentation of a knowledge base that has a foundation in empirical research. It is important to emphasize research findings in developing the chapters and not present the authors' personal opinions, views, and beliefs. Chapters should be relevant to three main areas. Firstly, a description of panic disorder. What are the specific sensations, perceptions, beliefs, cognitions, and behaviors shown by those who experience panic. Secondly, the causes of panic disorder. What are the specific biological, psychological, environmental, and even sociological precursors and contributors to panic disorder. And lastly, how is panic disorder treated, and what is the efficacy of those treatments. Treatments can be of a psychological nature such as Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy; biological, such as the use of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant agents; environmental, such as changing settings or situations; or even spiritual i.e., the extent to which religious or spiritual inclinations may ameliorate the symptoms of panic disorder.