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How To Cure Anxiety And Panic Attacks
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Yes: There are a variety of treatments for panic and anxiety to include medications (short term and long term if necessary), counseling/therapy, meditation, exercise/yoga, biofeedback, and so on. Some people have recurrences of panic/anxiety, but rest assured most panic attacks resolve with or without treatment so you will "go back to your old self". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fast May Not Last!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more
Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds and therapy: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. The good news is that panic attacks are usually easily treated with a combination of medications and cognitive behavioral therapy. Learning relaxation strategies is helpful, as are soothing self talk and distraction. Here is a relaxation link to get you started: http://tinyurl.Com/bnodn8y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a rush: Rushing and pressuring to get rid of anxiety is like getting anxious about getting anxious. Some meds, though potientially addicitive can provide short-term immediate relief. In the long proper medical, psychiatric and psychological assessment is need and learning skills in therapy is the solution. See. http://cpancf.com/anxietydisordersbasics.asp. ...Read more
People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. When traveling remember that panic attacks are self-limiting. ...Read more
That is likely.: It would be best to start by seeing your physician. He or she can assess you medically for underlying causes of your anxiety that need to be addressed. Your physician might prescribe you medication for your anxiety/ panic or recommend that you see a psychiatrist. But i would not count on a specific medication being prescribed. Please don't forget about talking therapy. It is important. ...Read more
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
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