Reid Wilson, PhD

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Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper) and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA), is co-author, with Dr. Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam) and is co-author of Achieving Comfortable Flight, a self-help package for the fearful flier. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier. Dr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for 12 years. He served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. His free self-help website — www.anxieties.com — serves 385,000 visitors (16 million hits) per year.

Dr. Wilson is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC and is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial Network, and various local news shows across the nation. He recently served as psychologist in an episode of A&E's Hoarders.

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