Dr. Zal illustrates his proven, simple yet effective techniques and treatments to handle anxiety in ten easy-to-follow steps. Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety is the perfect tool to regain control over your anxiety.
If you are anxious, experience worry and avoidance, and have been nervous all your life you may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety: Refocus, Relax And Enjoy Life is a book on GAD with a twist. Unlike other books on the topic that promise a cure, it maintains that anxiety and worry are due to a genetic vulnerability. It can not be eradicated completely. It will always be there in some degree as part of the person's makeup. However, it can indeed be helped.
The book was written for the 6.8 million adults in the United States who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. It will also be helpful to their family members, friends, caregivers and others who want to understand and support them. It will also be of interest to professional mental health and medical audiences.
In Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety, Dr. H. Michael Zal utilizes his over forty years of experience to explore the emotional and physical aspects of anxiety and the treatment options available, then sets out his strategy. Dr. Zal illustrates his proven, simple yet effective techniques and treatments to handle anxiety in ten easy-to-follow steps. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is not a character flaw; it is a serious but treatable disorder and Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety is the perfect tool to regain control over your anxiety.
Dr. Zal illustrates his proven, simple yet effective techniques and treatments to handle anxiety in ten easy-to-follow steps. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is not a character flaw; it is a serious but treatable disorder and Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety is the perfect tool to regain control over your anxiety.
Endorsements For Dr. Zal's Book.
"Writing in simple, lucid prose, Dr. Zal's authoritative "primer" for dealing with chronic anxiety will be invaluable to virtually everyone plagued with this most frustrating of emotional maladies. Filled with illuminating case histories, as well as vivid descriptions of all the best self-help techniques applicable, this book will provide anxiety sufferers with a variety of down-to-earth treatment tips till now unavailable from a single source."
- Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D.
Author of Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy and Blogger for Psychology Today.
"Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety is a well written, lucid book that guides the reader through a clear description of and treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The case examples are vivid and straightforward. Chapter 11 provides the reader with an extensive, easy to understand menu of non medication treatment options. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in this disorder."
-William R. Dubin, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Temple University School of Medicine
"In an era of tension between the brain and mind, Dr. Michael Zal has taken one of the omnipresent feelings of our time -- anxiety -- and written about how we can grab hold of it. He is well-acquainted with the subject from a distinguished career of helping people in the intimate setting of his consulting room, and he shares some of their stories with us in Renaissance fashion: he integrates his knowledge of biological science, clinical medicine, and humanism while alleviating their suffering. I think clinicians, patients, and their family members will all find his "Ten Step to Relieve Anxiety " soothing, and will feel more equipped to cope with anxiety when it interferes with our living life fully."
- Andrew I. Smolar, M.D.
President-Elect, Supervising and Training Analyst
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
About H Michael Zal
H Michael Zal, DO, FACN, FAPA, has been a psychiatrist for over forty years. He is currently in private practice and a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified, a Fellow of the American College of Neurology and Psychiatry and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association. Dr. Zal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a three-year Psychiatric Fellowship sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health at the Philadelphia Mental Health Clinic and Haverford State Hospital. Dr. Zal was chairman of the Psychiatric Service at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia and was also on the staff of Charter-Fairmount Institute, Mercy Suburban Hospital and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He served as president of the medical staff at The Belmont Center for Comprehensive Care.
Dr. Zal received the Albert Einstein Healthcare Foundation Physicians' Award for Excellence and the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society for outstanding character, dedication and commitment to patient care. He is a lecturer, medical writer and editor on mental health topics with numerous published articles to his credit. He won the Eric W. Martin Memorial Award, presented by the American Medical Writers Association, for outstanding writing and the Frances Larson Memorial Award for excellence.