BALTIMORE, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health reported that 18% of adults and 25% of children have or will have some sort of anxiety or panic disorder. And that doesn't include all the people in denial.
Dr. Dan Lerner, a well-known mental health professional, was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder after years of suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.
"I hated my life," says Dr. Dan, "I left the psychiatrists office with a prescription for anti-anxiety medication. I never filled the prescription. I was anxious about the side effects. I also didn't want to spend years in therapy."
Dr. Lerner began a review of the literature on anxiety and panic attacks, searching for techniques that people could do on their own, without the need for therapy or medication.
"I read the popular studies, and I dusted off research that hadn't been taken seriously. I compiled a list of the most effective interventions and techniques for relief. Then I started testing. My first patient? Me."
It took Dr. Lerner some time to prune out the duds, refine the keepers, and find the right mix of techniques, but in the end Dr. Lerner found a recipe that worked for him and for his patients.
"Anxiety lost its grip on my life. I was free," Dr. Lerner explains, "Then I started testing the techniques on others. Many of these people had suffered for years never finding relief. Many of them were in therapy and taking meds without results. I was really curious. Would the techniques work for them too? They did. And Dr. Dan's Anxiety Plan was born."
Dr. Dan's Anxiety Plan is a self-administered system of 15 interventions that can be used to prevent and relief anxiety and panic. Dr. Lerner teaches the interventions on tele-seminars, audio programs, and through an online learning portal. Included are also 8 assessments and 11 virtual shadow sessions. The program is available at www.DrDanLerner.com.
People suffering from anxiety and panic attacks can also get Dr. Lerner's free report "How to Overcome Anxiety & Panic without Meds or Therapy." It too is available at www.DrDanLerner.com.
ABOUT DR. DAN
Dr. Dan Lerner is the world authority on the psychology of anxiety and has an international reputation for rescuing people hijacked by worry and fear.
Dr. Dan is a trusted expert on anxiety and panic and has appeared on Network News, the American Psychologist, the Daily Record, and the Baltimore Sun.
Dr. Dan has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Education from John Hopkins University. His clinical experience focuses on interventions for anxiety and panic.
Dr. Dan lives with his wife and 6 children in Baltimore, Maryland.
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SOURCE Dan Lerner, Inc.