Nic Lucas – Anxiety – July 15 7:00 pm Sydney Time

Thanks everyone for the comments from last night!? Yes, it was amazing.? So much information!? And yes, there were many questions last night, sorry we didn’t get to all of them.

We had registrations from Dallas, New York, Minesota, Christchurch, Auckland, Mumbai, Canada, Tokyo, UK and well as our Aussi contingent.? Wow, the internet allows the word to spread brilliantly.

I bet you’re now looking forward to next week – Nic Lucas teaching us about Anxiety.

What’s the great thing about Nic’s take on Anxiety?? He is a medical researcher, and editor?AS WELL AS? a success case study on anxiety.? So what he’s going to tell us is sure to be?excellent, and practically based.? ?

Nic Lucas is our special guest expert?July 15, 7:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane).

Anxiety is widespread and affects people from all walks of life.

It affects your day, and your nights.? Understanding that anxiety is more than often a behavioral problem than a medical problem can be the first step toward recovery.

Nic Lucas is a public health researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney where he is undertaking his PhD in the reliability of diagnostic tests.? He has a masters degree in health science, a masters degree in pain medicine, and a grad. dip. in clinical epidemiology.? He has lectured here in Australia and internationally on pain medicine, neurobiology and research methods and he is an editor of an international scientific journal.? He is also a qualified osteopath – and has been in private practice for 10 years, treating people who primarily present with physical pain.

In his late twenties, Nic developed panic disorder, and then generalised anxiety disorder and was affected by this problem for 4-5 years.? During this time he did not take medication and received no formal psychological therapy.??

He has been free of anxiety for 7 years and has written a book and developed an online program for anxiety sufferers.? This was prompted in part by the large number of patients Nic sees in his private practice who confide to having ‘anxiety’ for the first time – and who have never sought help.? Nic calls these, “The invisible sufferers of anxiety”.

Date:Wednesday, July 15, 2009? Time:7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Australian EST

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