Publisher: Harvard University Press (January 1995)
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Meg Logan has now not been farther than miles from domestic in six years. She has agoraphobia, a debilitating anxiousness sickness that entraps its victims within the worry of leaving secure havens corresponding to domestic. sarcastically, whereas at this refuge, agoraphobics spend a lot in their time ruminating over earlier panic stories and imagining comparable hypothetical events. In doing so, they bring a story that either describes their adventure and locks them into it. developing Panic deals an extraordinary research of 1 patient's adventure of agoraphobia. during this novel interdisciplinary collaboration among a medical psychologist and a linguist, the authors probe Meg's tales for buildings of feelings, activities, and occasions. They illustrate how Meg makes use of grammar and narrative constitution to create and recreate emotional studies that preserve her agoraphobic id. during this paintings Capps and Ochs suggest a startling new view of agoraphobia as a communicative sickness. developing Panic opens up the principally neglected strength for linguistic and narrative research by way of revealing the roots of panic and by way of providing a different framework for healing intervention. Readers will locate in those pages desire for coping with panic via cautious realization to how we inform the tale of our lives.