07/08/2012 11:28 am ET Updated Jul 10, 2012

Overcome Your Anxiety! (VIDEO)

In this AOL video, Daniel Smith, author of "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety," describes his longterm struggles with panic disorder -- and how he was able to conquer it. "Everybody experiences anxiety; it's a universal emotion," he says. "But it becomes a problem when it stops you from functioning in the way you'd like to function."

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