Understanding Fear, Anxiety, and Panic

November 28, 2010 Holly Gray

jeff-wise-small-headshotJeff Wise says understanding fear isn't as simple as the fight or flight model suggests. He believes coping with anxiety and panic is easier with a more sophisticated grasp of how our minds respond to fear. Jeff is a science writer and the author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger.

Jeff discusses the science of fear, why the fight or flight model is an oversimplification, and how understanding fear can help us cope with anxiety and panic on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

Listen to "Extreme Fear: Friend or Foe"

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Gray, H. (2010, November 28). Understanding Fear, Anxiety, and Panic, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 17 from

Author: Holly Gray

October, 9 2012 at 2:25 pm

I would like information about coping with anxiety.

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