Natural Anxiety Relief, Celebrities and Panic Attacks, and Other Anxiety Headlines – July 2012

Natural Anxiety Relief

There are individuals who are on a mission to live healthy or natural lifestyles, which even makes them question the medicines they might need to be taking. Eating right, working out and taking supplements are not a unusual concepts, but what do you do if you want to limit chemicals in your system but suffer from anxiety or panic attacks?

There are many natural options, according to those who specialize in promoting natural lifestyles. What are some of the other “natural” anxiety methods out there? A combination of natural extracts, such as flowers and fruit, plus exercise and other natural anxiety methods could help you deal with panic attacks without medication.


More Celebrities Speak Out About Their Anxiety

We have mentioned before how celebrities have begun speaking out about their own anxiety and panic attack issues. Other high profile celebrities have continued to come forward to speak about their own panic attacks. Christian Bale and Emma Stone are just latest examples of celebrities dealing with panic attacks.

Whether an actor is claiming their anxiety is due to their job, or that their profession is helping them deal with their anxiety. It just reminds you how actors suffer from the same issues as the rest of us.


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Curing Anxiety, Is Anxiety Different for Different Genders?, and Other Anxiety Headlines – June 2012

June 2012 Industry News

Curing Anxiety

These days it seems like everyone is dealing with stress – finance issues because of the economy, fear of losing our jobs or income, worry for our children, not to mention the fact our country is at war! All of this can cause severe anxiety, even if an individual has never dealt with panic attacks before (which makes them that much scarier!).

If you have been suffering from anxiety for a while, you may already realize that there are certain situations or triggers that can bring on an anxiety or panic attack . Recognize what these triggers might be and what anxiety really is, is the first step in dealing with, and eventually curing your anxiety. Cause isn't that the goal for anyone suffering from anxiety – a cure?

Searching for a cure can be just as intimidating as dealing with the anxiety. There are several approaches to dealing with anxiety, everything from diet, medication, natural or supplement approaches, even tapping….yes, tapping!

We believe the true key to finding a cure is finding a program that speaks to you, then try it out. Thankfully, most reputable anxiety relief programs offer a money back guarantee, so you aren't taking a risk. So stop suffering from anxiety – look around, read reviews, watch testimonials, and find a program that works for you!


Different Genders – Same Anxiety?

There can often be many factors that can contribute to an individual's anxiety or panic disorder, even their gender! That's right, females are actually more likely (twice as likely in fact) to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder over their male counterparts. There are many theories to why this might be the case, everything from hormones to a woman's nurturing role within families, has been considered.

What is known however is that when women suffer from anxiety they actually can burn out quicker. Studies have shown that female brains go into overdrive when an individual is dealing with anxiety.


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Do you fear the arrival of another panic attack?

People who have experienced panic attacks often go around with a grave sense of unease that at any moment, they will experience a major panic attack.

It’s a fear of the ultimate panic attack that would finally push them over the edge.

This leads people to make changes to their behavior in order not to do anything that might trigger a panic episode.

When people feel this way, simple daily tasks can become big challenges. Some people start to fear driving their car in traffic. Others fear leaving their safe zone or simply any situation where they have responsibilities to perform.

This state of apprehension keeps a person’s anxiety level high, leading to feelings of general anxiety.

If you are such a person I hope to put your mind at rest. Panic attacks as well as general anxiety (even when not accompanied by panic disorder) can be eliminated in simple steps regardless of how long the anxiety has been a problem.

I am speaking not just from my own personal experience but from having worked with thousands of people right around the world.

Here is an important observation:

The key difference between someone who is cured of panic attacks and those who are not is really very simple. The one who is cured is not afraid of panic attacks. I’ll try to show you how to one of these people as well.

What if I told you the trick to ending panic attacks is to want to have one!

That sounds strange but let me explain.

A simple trick to ending panic attacks is wanting to have one because the wanting causes an immediate diffusion of the anticipatory fear.

Can you have a panic attack in this very second?

No !

You know the saying “what you resist persists.” Well that saying applies perfectly to fear. If you resist a situation out of fear, the fear around that issue will persist.

How do you stop resisting?

You move directly into the path of the anxiety; by doing so it cannot persist because you process the fear out through your emotions.

Try in this very moment to have a panic attack and I will bet you cannot… Yes, I know the idea of calling on a panic attack is scary at first but play with the concept and watch what happens.

You may not realize it but you have always decided to panic. You make the choice by thinking

“This is beyond my control.”

“These scary sensations are beyond my bodies control.”

It may help if you imagine that having a panic attack is like standing on a cliff edge.

The anxiety, it seems, is pushing you closer to falling over the edge. Each time you fight back using poor coping strategies the more desperate you feel.

To be rid of the fear you must metaphorically jump. You must jump off the cliff edge and into the anxiety and fear and all the things that you fear most. How do you jump?

You jump by wanting to have a panic attack. You go about your day asking for a panic attack to appear. Your real safety is the fact that a panic attack will never harm you. That is medical fact.

You are safe, -Yes, the sensations are wild and uncomfortable, but no harm will come to you.

Your body is in a heightened state but no harm will come to you.

The jump becomes nothing more than a two inch drop! You are safe.

You always were.

Think of all the panic attacks you have had to date and come out the other end. Was there any lasting physical damage to you, other than the mounting feeling of panic?

Now you are going to approach this problem differently. You actively seek out the attack like an adventure seeker. Take the opposite approach.

YOU bring it on!!!

To Learn more about Panic Away visit: www.PanicAway.com

Here are some of the things you will learn from Panic Away…

-Learn how to be empowered and gain confidence by engaging a simple technique to defuse any panic attack.

-The four most powerful approaches to creating an enduring anxiety buffer zone (particularly useful for those who experience GAD).

-Learn to avoid making the one mistake almost everyone makes during a panic attack episode.

Here is a small sample of how the course has helped others:

…learned more from reading your program than I did from all the psychologists and other practitioners I had seen in the 25 years

I must tell you that out of all the items you can purchase regarding anxiety related products on the internet, I learned more from reading your program than I did from all the psychologists and other practitioners I had seen in the 25 years that I’ve had this condition.

I had been on Xanax and Klonopin for about 10 years, but this December, I decided to withdraw from it thinking I didn’t need the pills anymore according to some of the programs I ordered claiming “miracle cures”. That’s when all my symptoms started again. I felt as if I had wasted the past 20 years trying to get better.That’s when I started searching the web for home based “cures”. I ordered so many programs I started to get confused from too much conflicting advice. Also, I was promised support but I am still waiting replies from some of the more expensive programs!

You are a true gentleman, and I am going to post a very positive feedback on a website you might be familiar about called: Tapir?

Talk to ya, Andy

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…I DEBATED ORDERING YOUR PROGRAM BECAUSE I HAVE SPENT APPROX. $8,000 IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

, I RAN ACROSS YOUR PROGRAM SUNDAY, FEB. 5th. I DEBATED ORDERING YOUR PROGRAM BECAUSE I HAVE SPENT APPROX. $8,000 IN THE LAST 5 YEARS OF MY LIFE TRYING EVERYTHING FROM PANIC SUPPORT CLASSES, MEDICATION, COUNSELING AND THE LIST GOES ON, ALL TO RID MYSELF OF PANIC ATTACKS. SOMETHING INSIDE ME SAID, JUST KEEP TRYING, SO I DID. AFTER 5 YEARS OF OF LIVING MY LIFE WITH THE WORLD ON MY SHOULDERS I AM EXCITED TO SAY THAT I AM NOW PANIC FREE. AFTER ONE TIME OF APPLYING YOUR ONE MOVE TECHNIQUE, I AM A NEW PERSON.

ONE OF MY MANY FEARS THAT I DEVELOPED WAS DRIVING. AFTER READING YOUR PROGRAM AT 12.30 AT NIGHT I WROTE DOWN SOME QUICK NOTES FROM YOUR “ONE MOVE TECH.” I RAN OUT OF MY HOUSE AND DROVE TOWARD THE DARKEST SCARIEST ROAD WHERE NOBODY WAS NEAR BY.

THIS WOULD DEFINITLY BRING ON AN FULL PANIC ATTACK, WHICH IT DID. WHILE LETTING MYSELF FEEL THE EMOTIONS RUN THROUGH ME, I DID EXACTLY WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO DO, I WAS SCARED AS HELL BUT STOOD MY GROUND. I INSTANTLY CALMED AND EVEN TRIED TO BRING THE ATTACK BACK ON, BUT COULD NOT. I LITTERALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD AND SAT IN MY TRUCK AMAZED. AFTER ALL THIS TIME THAT WAS ALL I HAD TO DO. THE COMPLETE OPPOSIT OF EVERYTHING THAT I WAS TOLD. THIS WHOLE WEEK I HAVE DRIVEN WHERE EVER I WANTED,AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY. I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR PROGRAM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR RESEARCH, TIME, AND DEDICATION SO THAT PEOPLE LIKE US CAN NOW LIVE A NORMAL AND HAPPY LIFE. JACKSON CA, AARON

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…I prayed to God to show me what to do

I experienced my first panic attack in July of this year and ended up going to the hospital by ambulance thinking I was having a stroke or heart attack! I have had a bunch of attacks since then. Monday morning I awoke to an immediate attack and prayed to God to show me what to do. To make a long story short, I was led to your website but was afraid it was like the other ones where they try to sell you their products. However, your introductory information really spoke to me and I decided to take a chance. I read your book and it gave me the tools I was searching for to deal with my attacks.

I could tell immediately that you have suffered from panic attacks yourself because you spoke with authority that can only have come from having dealt with the terrors yourself. I am 42 years of age and have been noticing the psychological effects of perimenopause (one of which is panic attacks in my case). Thanks again!!

Sincerely, Cynthia

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To Learn more about Panic Away visit:

www.PanicAway.com

I encourage you to take a chance with this course. As a former sufferer I would not pretend to have a solution if I did not honestly believe it could be of great benefit to you.

Together we can get you truly back to the person you were before anxiety became an issue.

P.S. Additional bonus- I am currently offering an opportunity to have a one to one session with me so that I can ensure you get the results you need. All I ask is that should you feel the course has been of tremendous benefit to you that I add you to a database I am currently updating of success stories.

If you want to learn more about this course and how to get started right away visit:

www.PanicAway.com

Talk soon

Barry McDonagh

All material provided in these emails are for informational or educational purposes only. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Food

Do you feel like you could have an intolerance, allergy or sensitivity?

Things like chemicals, medication, food or drinks for example. Do you feel that your anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, PTSD or OCD could be somehow linked to allergic reactions or sensitivities that weren't there before?

You are probably absolutely right! But doctors dismiss these claims by anxiety and panic attack sufferers as neurotic, hypochondriac or anxious.

I can tell you right now that over 50% of my clients who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks also suffer from sensitivities to many substances including medications, foods and chemicals, furthermore, I too experienced exactly the same reaction.

I went from being able to eat almost anything without any problems to being sensitive to wheat, dairy and potatoes. Food intolerance, allergy and sensitivities are linked with anxiety and panic attacks directly. Why?

When we suffer from anxiety disorders many bodily systems are affected. This alteration in the 'normal' operation of the body can cause a number of 'side issues' which can manifest themselves as intolerance, allergy and sensitivity to a whole range of substances such as foods, washing powders, deodorants, soaps and drinks.

Wine, for example, is a substance that most anxiety sufferers react badly to. Bread and potatoes often give rise to symptoms of intolerance such as digestive upset and bloating. In addition to these, I personally developed an allergy to certain washing powders and soaps… the list of allergens and the associated symptoms is too long to mention.

The body becomes nervously heightened during anxiety, this causes the body to be sensitized to what we put in it. This reaction can cause food, medication and chemical intolerances, sensitivities and allergies which just weren't present before you were anxious.

By addressing the anxiety directly and eliminating it at its root, you can become anxiety, panic attacks and intolerance free FACT.

Our clients find that as the body becomes rebalanced and digestive, nervous and other systems find their equilibrium, the sensitivities, allergies and intolerances settle back to normal.

The Linden Method pack includes a full section on this issue and will show you exactly what you need to do right now to achieve anxiety, panic attack, allergy, sensitivity and intolerance free life.

 
Charles Linden

Author of The Linden Method® and
CEO of The Linden Centers

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A Brief Overview Of Today’s Psychologist

Although many people is the Western world have heard the term “psychologist” not all individuals are easily able to distinguish between this field and that of psychiatry. A psychologist tends to be focused more on counseling, while a psychiatrist is a specialist within the field of medicine. A career in the later profession enables one to prescribe medications and do other medical procedures.

Psychology is a field that contains many sub-specialties. There are clinical psychologists who meet with and counsel patents. Clinical work may assist clients in dealing with some behavioral issues or mental disorders including phobias and compulsive activities. Talking is the keynote of this type of therapy. Counseling may occur in either group settings or on a one-to-one basis.

Psychologists may be employed in the business world to assist in employee relations, advertising effectiveness, or personnel issues. This aspect of the field can occur as part of the recruitment or employee training practices of a business.

In today’s society, much use is made of the term “profiling”. This is an effective part of the work that law enforcement agencies do, when working to solve cases of criminal activity. When the crime is known and the crime scene is identified, criminal profilers are often able to tell a great dealer about the person who committed the crime. The negative connotation offered by profiling is that certain characteristics are associated with people of a specific race, color, religious, or sexual persuasion.

Another category of these students of human behavior is that of academic psychology. As might be expected from the term, these psychologists devote their work to the study of behavior in humans. There might be experiments developed. The purpose of this type of study is to determine what constitutes normal behavior. Understanding normal helps to define what falls outside the range of normal.

Some professionals prefer to teach others about the field, rather than practicing the techniques personally. As each generation of professionals passes on knowledge to students, more and more is known and understood about how the human brain operates. This enables future practitioners to perform more effectively in helping individuals relate to their surroundings and other humans.

The American Psychological Association is the professional body that oversees the people who are involved with the field. The APA has more divisions in addition to the ones previously described, in fact more than 50 of them. For the average person, it is enough to know about clinical and academic psychologists.

While both types of specialists work with people, clinicians work directly with those who suffer from some type of mental or behavioral problem. Individuals or groups can benefit from the help of these professionals. Identifying likely behavior from a group with certain defined characteristics is part of the duties of a clinician.

Those professionals who are involved with academic pursuits can study the mind in more depth. They might also choose to educate the next generation of practitioners. During the training years, the psychologist may provide mentoring and reviewing of practices.

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Anxiety & Children, Social Networking & Anxiety, Who Suffers from Panic Attacks? – May 2012

May 2012 Industry News

Anxiety and Children

Children are often the symbol of happy-go-lucky times and a carefree attitude. After all, children don’t have much to worry about, or in the extreme case be anxious about; right?

Actually children can suffer from various degrees of anxiety from the more normal (not wanting to take a test) to the more extreme. During National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12) many anxiety professionals are addressing parents’ concerns about the anxiety their child may be facing.

According to Jerome Bubrick, PhD the important factor of anxiety and how it affects children is determining the different types of anxiety disorders, and how they differ from an ordinary level of anxiety. He goes on to say that it is estimated 8-10% of American children suffer from an anxiety disorder in a year. So it is important for a parent or guardian to be able to identify anxiety disorder indicators in their child, so that they may be addressed by a professional.

Teachers, and other adults that students interact with while at school, can be a big help in identifying anxiety symptoms in children. In an article written by Jessica Minahan, while anxiety affects one in eight children it often is a hidden disability and goes undiagnosed. It is important for teachers and parents to recognize behavioral signs, such as:

  • Inflexibility
  • Over-reactivity or “out of the blue” reactions
  • Emotional intensity
  • Impulsivity
  • Avoidance
  • Physical symptoms – sweating, shaking, or blushing

We all want our children to experience a joyful childhood, but unfortunately some children do suffer with anxiety disorders. Thankfully there are experts out there that can help your child and you with anxiety.


Does Online Social Networking Have Any Effect on Social Anxiety?

In today’s modern world we clearly have a dependency on social networking platforms and their uses as a form of social connection with the outside world. And since they are playing such a big role in some social interactions, it makes you wonder ‘How does social networking effect social anxiety?”

According to some, the reliance on this online form of social interaction is actually making individuals develop social anxieties, and worse, making those who already experience this anxiety disorder have a harder time dealing with interacting with people face-to-face. Some companies have even started the development of “gadgets” that help people deal with this social networking developed anxiety.

On the flip side you have those that claim social networking actually allows those with anxiety to connect with people they wouldn’t have otherwise, because they are safely at home using a computer. There are even some social networks created just for those suffering from social anxiousness.

Whether you believe online social networks are creating anxiety or helping it, social networks are here to stay (for the most part). Learning how to tackle your own social anxiety is the key to having healthy interactions with others in various social situations.


Who Suffers From Anxiety or Panic Attacks?

With major stories, like Giant’s player Aubrey Huff experiencing an 8 hour panic attack, hitting national news it really does make you wonder ‘Who exactly suffers from anxiety?’

Really anyone could be suffering from an anxiety disorder; even that bright professional you speak with every day. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 18.1% of US adults suffer from an anxiety disorder within a 12 month period. To put it in perspective you have to realize that anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental disorders an American can experience.

Those suffering from anxiety don’t always fit into the mold of a high-stress lifestyle or the socially awkward individuals. Even those who seemingly have worry-free (or party-hardy) lives can suffer from panic induced attacks. Take Jersey Shore star Vinny for example. He recently wrote a book “Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool”, which is all about his own experiences with dealing with anxiety.

It is just important to remember that anyone can suffer from a debilitating anxiety disorder, even the most unlikely. If your or a loved one is suffering from anxiety, it is important to try to understand the issue and find a way to handle it that works for you.

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Very Doable Natural Remedies for Panic Attacks

 

Most people do not realize that those suffering from anxiety disorders not only need help to stop panic attacks, but lots of understanding as well. 
 
This failure to be a more sympathetic to them stems from the fact that healthy folks do not really understand what sufferers go through nor do they understand the real reason behind anxiety attacks.
 
To normal folks, the best way to stop panic attacks is to give the sufferers anti-anxiety drugs. This does not have to be the case.
 
Unknown to most people and to many anxiety disorder sufferers, there are other natural remedies for panic attacks.
 
Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs are not the answer. Although, they may seem effective, the truth is, they are only asymptomatic or treat only the symptoms of anxiety attacks. They fail to treat the root cause of the problem.
 
To help someone with anxiety disorder overcome their ailment, recommend to them some very effective natural remedies for panic attacks that exist today.
 
1. Healthy diet
2. Exercise
3. Meditation
4. Relaxation techniques
5. Breathing techniques
6. Herbal medicines
7. Cognitive behavioural therapy
8. Understanding anxiety
 
Doing several of these recommended methods in combination can help stop panic attacks for good.
 
And unlike taking drugs and going to see a doctor for sessions, which could give you a huge bill at the end, natural remedies for panic attacks would cost one little or none at all.
 
Exercise and a healthy balanced diet can help an anxiety sufferer deal with stress—which is trigger for panic attacks. A healthy diet can also aid him in avoiding certain other triggers of anxiety attacks like caffeine.
 
Herbal medicines have also been proving to be quite effective in helping sufferers stop panic attacks.
 
Worthy of mentioning also is cognitive behavioural therapy.
 
Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on teaching the patient about anxiety or panic disorder. Specifically it delves into what causes the disorder, its symptoms and how to deal with them properly.
 
As can be seen, there are many natural remedies for panic attacks, and one does not have to undergo expensive medical treatments and buy expensive drugs, and for what?  Temporary relief?
 
Perhaps one of the most doable and cost-efficient method among those given is understanding anxiety.
 
This last method can be done easily by the anxiety sufferer on his own, and he will not have difficulty accessing resources to help him.
 
There are many self-help anti-anxiety e-books and reading materials on the Internet that he can use.
 
What the person with anxiety disorder or those who want to help someone with the disorder should bear in mind is that understanding how anxiety works is one of the best natural remedies for panic attacks that is very doable.
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Overcoming Panic Attacks is All in the Mind

 

It seems impossible to live life normally when one suffers from an anxiety disorder. However, overcoming panic attacks can be done if one only has faith in himself that he CAN stop anxiety attacks on his own.
 
By observing other people who have anxiety disorders, one could see that they tend to avoid other people, as well as avoid going out or travelling. The reason for this is that they fear triggering another panic attack.
 
Well, if you want to stop anxiety attacks, you had better learn to face your fears. And the good news about this is that there are many methods available today that can help you in overcoming panic attacks and freeing yourself from your invisible prison.
 
If you are thinking anti-anxiety drugs to do the trick, that is wrong. It is a perfectly natural course of action to consider, though. As human beings, we have become used to the medication method as a way to cure ourselves of any illness or malady.
 
For example, whenever we are confronted with a situation we are afraid of or unsure of, we become nervous and uncomfortable. But to those with anxiety disorders, these normal physiological and mental reactions are over amplified, and tend to go on overdrive. 
 
The result is a panic attack.
 
We normally reach for medicines then to combat these symptoms. We treat the symptoms, but fail to treat the real cause of the problem.
 
It is important to point out here that the prolonged intake of anti-anxiety drugs almost always have side effects, too. These side effects can range anywhere from weight gain to dizziness or nausea to more serious physical and mental conditions.
 
The key to overcoming panic attacks is to accept the fact that you have anxiety disorder, and that because you have this ailment, you would tend to perceive certain stimuli and situations as a threat to you.
 
By virtue of perceiving such a threat, your mind and body would then react to it in the manner that causes you to have a racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing, and sweating profusely.
 
All that are just symptoms, and taking drugs to combat them misses the real culprit of your ailment—fear.
 
If you want to stop anxiety attacks effectively, you have to learn to combat the fear. Accept that all the other reactions (sweating, nausea, increased heartbeat, etc.) are just by-products of the real problem.
 
Once you are able to do that, you can then start training your mind not to panic whenever you start palpitating or breathing hard.
 
Overcoming panic attacks is all in the mind. That is why if you want to stop anxiety attacks altogether, you do not need drugs. You just need some understanding of what anxiety is and some will power.
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The Easy Way to Cure Anxiety Attacks

 

To cure anxiety attacks is to first find out what causes it. 
 
Sadly, many who want to stop anxiety attacks today do not know what it’s all about, and thus, have no idea what to do… except maybe take medicines for it.
 
Since man discovered drugs, he tended to use it for every condition he faced. He always resorted to medications whenever he wanted to find a cure for his illness or disease.
 
Medications are good, useful, beneficial, but drugs themselves are harmful when not put to the right use. One could become dependent on them, or worse, abuse them. 
 
However, to cure anxiety attacks, one can go about it without having to rely on the aid of medication.
 
That is a fact; all you need to do is find the correct information and ways to stop anxiety attacks that will work, and you will have control over your life.
 
What matters in how to cure anxiety attacks is that one must approach it on a step by step basis, knowing the rudiments of what happens during an attack will give up clues and help you come up with an exact method to take it on.
 
Take for example the symptoms of panic attacks. To the sufferer, these symptoms seem to be the most important things. But as a matter of fact, they don’t really count. 
 
Symptoms are just the body’s way of letting you know you are feeling anxious, and they are merely physical sensations. 
 
When one undergoes an anxiety attack, one seemingly could feel one’s own death approaching. And that can become very scary; but it is not fatal.
 
Symptoms that appear when anxious thoughts arise are no fun for the sufferer. But suddenly as they may appear, they can also go away as fast with the right mind set and a little training.
 
What is needed is not medication, but a simple understanding of how the symptoms of anxiety affect us and what causes anxiety itself.
 
People with anxiety disorders should realize that the power to stop anxiety attacks is already in them. All they have to do is to load up on information regarding anxiety so they may be able to understand it.
 
There are lots of free information on the net about anxiety and how to cure anxiety attacks. Sufferers need not have to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for treatment or medicines.
 
To deal with anxiety is no walk in the park, and people with anxiety disorders know this. To stop anxiety attacks and live life normally is what they want. 
 
As terrible as they seem, you can do without anxiety symptoms as long as you accept that these are only the products of your anxious thoughts and that they should not become a part of your daily life.  And with this you can make them go away and be able to cure anxiety attacks.
 
 
 
 
 
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You Don’t Have to Buy Mental Health Support

 

People with anxiety disorders want to stop anxiety attacks, but many refuse to seek panic attack treatment with a psychiatrist.

This is no surprise, though. The mere thought of seeing a psychiatrist may cause fear to those suffering from anxiety attacks.

Others only see a doctor when things seem unbearable already.  

If seeing a psychiatrist or doctor is next to impossible for people with anxiety disorders, it doesn’t mean they can never stop anxiety attacks. 

Panic attack treatment through mental health support can also be done without making that necessary visit to the doctor.

Finding the best support may be as close as the people close to you.

And for those close to you, not fully understanding and relating to what you are going through is not a problem—just a basic understanding and knowing of the fact that you are suffering and seeking panic attack treatment is enough.

What matters is that they realize they need to be supportive in your efforts to stop anxiety attacks.

But sometimes support can be measured only as to how much one has a grasp of one’s burden because no matter how much you explain the situation, some people just won’t be able to get it. This is beyond your control. 

Thus, it is important that you have friends or relatives or a special someone whom you can rely on to help encourage you to fight your condition.

They can do this by helping you find pertinent information on panic attack treatment or by merely being there to provide you company.

Once those close to you realize that the key to stop panic attacks is not really a magic pill given by a doctor, but hard work put in by those suffering from the condition, they will understand the role they will need to play.

On their own they might even research information on panic attack treatment or on the anxiety condition itself—just to understand it.

It is common knowledge that understanding brings comfort. If those close to you understand what you are going through, they will do everything they can not only to alleviate your suffering, but also take steps to help you stop panic attacks for good.

Mental health support does not have to be bought on a per hour basis.

Your relatives, friends or special someone could take on that role to help you stop panic attacks—and you don’t have to pay them.

The person who has anxiety disorder knows that understanding anxiety and what brings it on would help them tremendously in overcoming it.

That is why you, as someone who suffers from panic attacks, should take advantage of free information on the Internet regarding panic attack treatment and how to stop panic attacks on your own.

As you work towards curing yourself, you would need some mental health support along the way, and that is where your relatives or friends come in.

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Women Predisposed to Panic Attacks if Mother has Panic Disorder

 

It has been the observation of professionals that panic attacks women more often than men.

For women who are interested in getting help for panic attacks, they are also concerned with the link between mothers and daughters regarding anxiety disorders.

In light of researches being done that try to establish this link, strong indications of the disorder being passed on has been found.

This, taken together with findings that panic attacks women twice as much as men would be enough to get women the world over to be very concerned.

In fact, researchers have pointed to biological and psychological causes as the culprit behind this supposed link between mothers and daughters.

So, if your mother suffered from panic attacks or had a panic disorder, then your chances of having the same condition are high.

Panic attacks women more often than men because of certain biological causes. Hormones have a lot to do with these, and panic attacks can occur especially before or during the onset of menopause where lots of changes are on-going.

Child-birth and other women-related concerns also add a psychological aspect to the whole equation.

Daughters of women who have panic disorders could be up to six times more likely to develop anxiety disorders later on.

Panic attacks cause the sufferer to undergo an extremely frightening experience where they think they are dying. It causes a racing heart, short shallow breathing, and sweating, among others.

All these symptoms can cause a menopausal woman in her already aged physical condition to be at risk for major health concerns.

What if she is not healthy enough to withstand these extreme physical and psychological responses?

This is why help for panic attacks is very important as older women may not be able to withstand such rigors on the body.

There are many methods to deal with anxiety disorders. The most common of these would be drugs and therapy.

There are also other alternative methods like hypnosis, homeopathy, and the self-help anti-anxiety programs and products that are available in the market today.

Panic attacks women more, so they should try to find which of the available method is the best help for panic attacks for them.

However, if the cost of drugs or therapies prove to be a major roadblock for them, then maybe women should try the self-help programs or products.

These are a lot cheaper, and are proving to be effective in overcoming anxiety attacks.

Understanding anxiety is also a good way of helping yourself eliminate panic attacks.

Try to read everything you can about the subject. You must remember that fighting anxiety disorders begin with you.

A keen understanding of how anxiety works and what its role is in panic attacks can help you tremendously in curing yourself of anxiety disorders.

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How to Tell if You Have Agoraphobia

 

It is contended that around 30% of people who have panic anxiety disorder could also develop agoraphobia.

Agoraphobia is a condition where the person suffers from panic attacks while in a situation that he or she feels is difficult to escape from. In other words, he or she could feel trapped.

Agoraphobia is usually described as the fear of outside spaces or of crowds.

One cannot just eliminate panic attacks, so if you suffer from attacks—and they usually occur in public places—then there is a big chance that you could be suffering from agoraphobia.

However, to be able to tell whether or not you do have this form of panic anxiety disorder, you have to know if you exhibit the following symptoms of agoraphobia:

  1. Feeling anxious around people;
  2. Feeling things are moving too fast;
  3. Having frequent anxiety or panic attacks;
  4. Fear of losing control;
  5. Attacks occurring in open spaces or closed/confined areas;
  6. Feeling trapped and helpless;
  7. Inability to step out of the house.

If you have all or just some of these symptoms, then you may have agoraphobia or are predisposed to it. 

It all starts with a panic attack while you are out in public or are in a confined space like an elevator.

Most of the time, people who have agoraphobia associate their panic attacks with the area where these occur the first couple of times.

So, if you had an anxiety attack while you were watching a concert, where there are a lot of people and a lot of noise, then you might find yourself avoiding concerts. And soon enough, you would totally avoid places where there are lots of people and noise.

The panic attacks are normal if you have panic anxiety disorder. However, they may terrify, humiliate or embarrass you that they may cause you to shy away from the world.

If you can’t eliminate panic attacks soon, you would not want to go out unless you had someone with you or you just opt to stay at home.

Time can pass and you would realize that you have become a prisoner of agoraphobia.

But a prisoner you are not. If your jailer happens to be yourself, then you CAN free yourself.

Eliminate panic attacks and overcome agoraphobia by yourself by learning all you can about panic attacks.

There are many self-help methods that will help you fight panic anxiety disorder. They come in the form of self-help programs or products that you can use on your free time, and more importantly, in the privacy and safety of your own home.

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Anxiety Attack Help: How to Help without Harming

 

It could be a painful and shocking experience to see a loved one or a friend having a panic attack. Naturally, you would like to help this person that you care for, and end their suffering. But do you know exactly how to give anxiety attack help?

It is inherent in all of us to try to help and ease the suffering of those in pain, especially if they are close to us. However, if we do not understand what is happening, we would not know how to respond.

This raises the concern whether the kind of help we give to try to stop panic attacks or, at the very least, just to ease its impact, would not result in harming the very person we want to help.

Panic attacks often strike from out of the blue. Its sudden nature makes it very difficult to predict and prepare for. There will come a time when you are forced to act. But are you ready?

Knowing how to give the proper anxiety attack help would benefit a loved one or a friend and help keep them away from suffering further harm.

There have been reports of anxiety disorder victims being placed in more dangerous situations because the person trying to stop panic attacks did the wrong thing—like mistaking the symptoms for an asthma attack.

An asthmatic’s inhaler contains certain ingredients that are designed to increase heart rate. Forcing a person experiencing a panic attack to inhale this could have disastrous effects.

Then there are the reports of a man in his forties who was suffering from a real heart attack, but was not taken to a hospital as his friend mistook his symptoms to be those of the usual anxiety attack: “He’ll be fine after 10 minutes,” the friend thought.

It is thus, important to do the following in order to be able to give the proper anxiety attack help:

  1. Get information regarding panic attacks. By reading everything you can about panic disorders and the symptoms of panic attacks, you will gain an understanding of the needs of a victim.
  2. Take note of the age, health, and condition of the victim. If he is someone close to you, learn his health history. This will have a bearing on how you respond. Remember, symptoms of a panic attack resemble those of a heart attack. If your friend or relative’s body cannot handle racing heartbeats, shortness of breath, and chest palpitations, there could be a very big chance it could lead to an arrest. If it is the victim’s first panic attack, bring him to a hospital immediately. It may not be a panic attack. You have to err on the side of caution here.
  3. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques. This will come in handy when trying to stop panic attacks. You will have to tell the victim to follow your instructions in order for him to calm down and manage his attacks. Remember, stress and worry open the door to anxiety attacks; and the lack of oxygen due to short rapid breaths pave the way for an attack in full swing or other health problems.
  4. Discover the triggers. Lots of times the panic attack is tied to a certain activity or place. Knowing what these are will help you steer your loved one or friend away from it—avoiding a panic attack from worsening or occurring in the first place.
  5. Be supportive. This takes a lot of patience and understanding. But what you must understand is that a person experiencing a panic attack may be confused, dazed, and terrorized. It is life or death for them, so they may be extreme. You have to reassure them that they will be fine. Presence counts.

By knowing how to give anxiety attack help, you are doing a good deed and service to your loved one or friend. But always be mindful about going overboard in trying to stop panic attacks as you might end up harming the victim.

If you feel you are not sure about what the victim may be going through, then call emergency personnel. Getting help is never wrong.

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Dealing with Anticipatory Attacks

 

Having panic anxiety disorder leaves you predisposed to panic attacks that you do not know when or where the next anxiety attack will strike.

As if this was not bad enough, people with panic anxiety disorder may also experience changes in their behavior and sink into depression. These changes can last a month or more depending on the sufferer.

Studies have shown that depression and other behavioral changes are mostly driven by the fear of having another anxiety attack.

By anticipating a panic attack to hit, the person suffering from panic anxiety disorder would unwittingly be working himself to have anticipatory attacks.

Anticipatory attacks occur when the sufferer worries so much about having another panic attack that he gets so stressed that he triggers a real attack.

A cycle would then be established with the person afflicted with panic anxiety disorder firmly trapped in it.

A step towards breaking this cycle is to identify the real attack from the anticipatory one.

To do this, one has to understand the symptoms of a panic attack. A panic attack usually manifests itself through shortness of breath, chest pains, numbness and tingling sensations, among others.

Unfortunately for the panic anxiety disorder sufferer, these very manifestations are the same with those of a more serious medical condition, like a heart attack.

Since nobody wants to die, the thought of having a heart attack and dying very soon after would be very terrifying. No one can be blamed if they panicked when experiencing these symptoms.

Thus, the person with panic anxiety disorder, when having a panic attack, mistakes it for a heart attack. This serves to aggravate the panic attack, making it more intense and lasting longer.

The fear of dying may also be so strong that spending hours and hours worrying and stressing about having another attack leads to an anticipatory attack. This cycle can go on and on that the sufferer may become depressed.

There must be intervention in order for panic anxiety disorder sufferers to get relief from, and hopefully overcome panic attacks.

However, sufferers can help themselves, too. By simply understanding the role stress and fear play in producing panic attacks, they can control the occurrence of anticipatory attacks and drastically lower the frequency of real attacks.

Panic anxiety disorder sufferers need not feel confused and helpless. Understanding the real cause of panic attacks by reading everything they can about the topic, like self-help books and informative articles can go a long way in helping them overcome their disorder for good.

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What NOT to do when Having a Panic Attack

 

Having a panic attack is one of the scariest experiences you can ever have. If you happen to suffer from an anxiety attack disorder, then you know you can have a panic attack any time. 
 
Since that is a fact you cannot escape from, it is important then that you keep yourself safe and in one piece when having a panic attack.
 
Often, people do not know what to do before or during an anxiety attack. This leads panic disorder sufferers to react in such an unsafe manner that they unknowingly put themselves in greater danger.
 
Can you imagine what would happen if you were having a panic attack while you were crossing a road or operating a motor vehicle or climbing a flight of stairs… and you reacted the wrong way?  
 
To prevent yourself from having an accident when a panic attack hits you, you should know what are the actions or behaviour you must avoid to remain safe.
 
Don’t forget, a panic or anxiety attack is actually just in the mind. It cannot harm you in reality. But falling down a flight of stairs because you panicked and lost your footing could.
 
To stay on the safe side, just follow the tips given below:
 
Do Not Resist
 
If you feel you are having a panic attack very soon, it is important not to resist or fight it. Fighting an anxiety attack with all your might would only serve to worsen it. That means you will feel its symptoms more intensely, and it would last longer than it should.
 
Do Not Scare Yourself 
 
When having a panic attack, never believe that you are dying or are losing control. If you honestly believe a panic attack would harm you, then you are unwittingly intensifying the terrible experience, which could cause you to totally freak out and meet an accident. 
 
What you should do when having an anxiety attack is ride it out. Just roll with the punches. And the whole time you are doing this, repeat to yourself the fact that nobody dies from a panic attack. The more you are able to do this, the lesser your fear becomes—and the weaker the attacks would get. 
 
Do Not Forget to Control your Breathing 
 
Many anxiety disorder sufferers tend to forget to control their breathing when having a panic attack. The result: thoracic breathing. This is the kind of breathing that you would like to avoid during an anxiety attack. 
 
Thoracic breathing is short, shallow breaths that could lead to hyperventilation, dizziness, confusion. Here, the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body go haywire. 
 
To prevent this, do deep and slowly breathing. Inhale deeply, and exhale slowly. This has a calming effect and would do wonders for you during a panic attack.
 
Do Not Be Alone
 
In case you do lose control, having someone there to hold you and control your movements could save you from potential accidents.
 
Remember, too, that a companion gives you comfort and the support you need at such a situation. His presence when you are having a panic attack could only be beneficial to you.
 
Anxiety attacks can strike from out of the blue. With this threat out there, it is important that you know what to do and what not to do. That way, you can survive an attack without making it any worse.  
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