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Agoraphobia And Panic Attacks
I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?
Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agoraphobia is also known as Fear of public or open places. Agoraphobia is a fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event of a panic attack. People who suffer from panic disorder with agoraphobia often avoid crowds, wide-open environments, confined spaces, or travel. Exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring are the best treatments since they target the panic attacks directly related to agoraphobia. Adjunctive medications ...Read more
It could be possible that a person work with recurrent moderate deprissive disorder, agoraphobia, anxiety & panic attacks?
Not usually: Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment. More info in magnesium here: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with massive panic attacks and agoraphobia and have not been able to leave my house in 3yrs and need help?
How bout a book?: I suggest you read: stop obsessing by edna foa good luck. ...Read more
I still have panic attacks and anxiety in my bedroom/house (My safe zones). Do I need to get this under complete control before I face my agoraphobia problem? Or will the outside exposure help both?
Panic attacks and ag: Panic attacks and agoraphobia are related. When one, inaccurately, believes that a location was the cause of the panic attack, they will tend to avoid that location. It is this process that leads one to develop agoraphobia. Panic attacks are typically unrelated to the place in which the panic attacks occurred. I recommend behavior therapy to deal with the panic attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe panic attacks, agoraphobia & anxiety for 2 years. Can the constant stress give me an irregular heartbeat? (i'm not on caffeine or meds)
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