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(p. 61) Learning to Record Panic and Anxiety 

(p. 61) Learning to Record Panic and Anxiety
(p. 61) Learning to Record Panic and Anxiety

Michelle G. Craske

, and David H. Barlow

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date: 20 May 2022

This chapter highlights the importance of objective recordkeeping of panic and anxiety. Keeping records offsets the anxiety-inducing effects of avoidance, subjective monitoring, and recall biases. The goal is for clients to begin to become observers rather than victims of their anxiety. The chapter then looks at the two forms of recording panic and anxiety: Your Panic Attack Record and Your Daily Mood Record. The therapist will provide corrective feedback and answer questions as the client completes (in session) a Your Panic Attack Record for a recent panic attack. Therapists should aid clients in recording their thoughts and behaviors by helping them to consider what it was they were most worried about happening in the panic attack, and what they did as a result. In addition, therapists should provide feedback to clients as they complete the ratings on the Your Daily Mood Record for today and yesterday.

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