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I get a lot of anxiety attacks and panic attacks, how can I get btter?

I get a lot of anxiety attacks and panic attacks, how can I get btter?

Accept professional: Help. Medical evaluation to rule out underlying medical causes is important. Consider seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Psychiatric medications are often indicated but if you don't add in non-pharmacological approaches you won't have a full a response. Take care. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

Evaluation-Treatment: It's important to understand the cause of these symptoms-medical or psychological. Hyperthyroidism and a host of other conditions can cause them. If psychological, it's helpful to start with stress reduction, relaxation and medication. Medication can also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can you rid yourself of panic attacks?

How can you rid yourself of panic attacks?

Panic Attacks: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

A d p: Find different causes of your anxiety, depression, and panic attack try to avoid such situations by yurself at times may expose yur self though slowly and gradually with the assistance of experts medicatins may help see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read more

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How to get rid of anxiety?

How to get rid of anxiety?

Psychotherapy: Anxiety is the symptom of something being wrong. But it is something that you are not conscious of. If the anxiety is causing difficulties in life, an evaluation by a mental health professional would be the first step. It might be that psychotherapy would find the underlying fears and resolve the anxiety. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Although medications (ssris, benzodiazepines such as xanax, (alprazolam) and non-benzos such as bus par) are effective for many people, cognitive-behavioral therapy is also an extremely effective approach. Cbt teaches you the ways in which your thoughts about physiological sensations (and situations), influence your feelings, and behaviors. A key component is exposure to these sensations, thoughts, events. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the agoraphobia symptoms of my anxiety disorder?

How do I get rid of the agoraphobia symptoms of my anxiety disorder?

Professional help.: Agoraphobia symptoms may respond to psychotherapy or medication, or a combination of both. It depends on many factors and is best resolved through your relationship with a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid anxiety and depression?

How can I get rid anxiety and depression?

Many ways: Take solace in the fact that almost everyone suffers from anxious and depressive feelings during their life. Many times it is normal to feel like this. Things you can do combat depression include eating correctly, avoiding drugs/alcohol, routinely exercising and staying connected with family and friends. If you feel you need extra help a doctor may prescribe counseling and/or medication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of anxiety get rid of depersonalization/derealization?

How to get rid of anxiety get rid of depersonalization/derealization?

previous answers: please refer to multiple previous answers on symptoms and treatment of anxiety. treatment is available and effective. good luck and feel better ...Read more

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How to deal with and get rid of anxiety?

How to deal with and get rid of anxiety?

Knowledge & Practice: 1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; acthttp://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective, time-limited structured treatment approach for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Cbt teaches the client the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, & physiological response. Clients ultimately engage in "graduated exposure" to both physical sensations & situations related to the individual's panic. Thoughts also target of chang. ...Read more

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How can I learn to relax and get rid of stress and anxiety?

Many resources: There are many resources for this - books, cds, classes, and counselors. See www.Thehealingmind.Org for stress, anxiety, and worry solutions. ...Read more

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How can I naturally prevent panic attacks? How can I naturally get rid of panic attacks?

No.: Effective treatment of panic disorder requires either behavioral therapy and or medications such as certain antidepressants or benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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How can I treat horrible anxiety and panic attacks?

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 more

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What are the causes of panic attacks and how can you get rid of them?

Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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How to remove anxiety and panic attacks in 2 weeks?

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

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How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

Self-talk: Remind yourself when you are not panicky that you don't feel that way all the time. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to get rid of panic attacks?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy with a therapist can help identify triggers and teach you how to deal with the attacks when you get them ...Read more

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I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks but I want to get rid of them. are there any natural ways to help? Certain vitamins or food?

I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks but I want to get rid of them. are there any natural ways to help? Certain vitamins or food?

Panic attacks can: be treated w/beahvioral medicine, e.g., psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, (www.asch.net), biofeedback, and nutrition. Please do not make any medication changes w/out consulting your doctor. Then find a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can u get rid of acid reflux? I have it really bad. I also have anxiety/panic attacks. Help!

How can u get rid of acid reflux? I have it really bad. I also have anxiety/panic attacks. Help!

Calm down!: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Hello. I often get anxiety/panic attacks when i am stressed and sometimes for no reason. How can i prevent them?

Hello.
I often get anxiety/panic attacks when i am stressed and sometimes for no reason.
How can i prevent them?

Your Dr can assess: for anxiety disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Psychotropic medications are often indicated and cognitive behavioral therapy can be very helpful. In the meantime - if anxious find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through > ...Read more

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What's the best thing to get rid of panic attacks?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy with a therapist can help identify triggers and teach you how to deal with the attacks when you get them ...Read more

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What are the causes of panic attacks and how can you get rid of them?

Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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I think I have panic attacks... Please help to get rid of the idea of death....

Get help: Having the idea of death means you need to see a mental health specialist. Please do this. ...Read more

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Can there be something i can do to get rid of my uncontrolable anger and panic attacks?

Can there be something i can do to get rid of my uncontrolable anger and panic attacks?

Yes: Look into getting some psychological help. Having uncontrollable anger and panic attacks can be really debilitating and dramatically decrease the quality of your life. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Look into seeing a psychologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the best method to get rid of panic attacks?

Deep breathing : EMDR, exercise, meditation, tai chi, pets are wonderful ways to combat anxiety and panic attacks. Panic attacks are caused by specific thoughts and circumstances when put together throw the person into such fear, they panic and then go into a attack which feels like a heart attack only its psychological not physical. Sweating, hot flashes, weakness, dizziness is common. good luck. Therapy helps. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of panic attacks/calm your self down from one?

What's the best way to get rid of panic attacks/calm your self down from one?

Panic: Relaxation breathing could help. Buy and read the book the relaxation response and good luck. ...Read more

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How can I naturally prevent panic attacks? How can I naturally get rid of panic attacks?

No.: Effective treatment of panic disorder requires either behavioral therapy and or medications such as certain antidepressants or benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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I frequently get panic attacks, is there any way i can get rid of them without medication?

I frequently get panic attacks, is there any way i can get rid of them without medication?

Yes -- psychotherapy: You can work with a psychotherapist experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy. You will learn the ways your thinking impacts your emotional states, including health concerns when having panic attack symptoms. You will also learn ways of dealing with these when they arise. First step is a complete evaluation, though, because some panic is layered on additional issues which need attending to. ...Read more

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I have history of panic attacks i keep clonazepam .25 with me, i haven't taken it since 4 months but i can't leave home without keeping it how to get rid?

I have history of panic attacks i keep clonazepam .25 with me, i haven't taken it since 4 months but i can't leave home without keeping it how to get rid?

It's the thought: Carrying the pill with you affords a sense of security that likely helps to prevent panic attacks. Of course, it's not the pill itself, but the thought that it's there to help if you happen to need it. If you want to drop the pill, consider tapping away the anxiety of leaving home without it. See my book energy tapping or visit www.Energypsych.Com for readings on how to use tapping. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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I have extreme anxiety attacks to where i feel as if i'm going to die, what could I do at home without medication to prevent the anxiety/panic attacks?

Consult a profession: Without professional guidance, and if you have never received treatment heretofore, self-help reading is about the most that you can do on your own, at home. But that will probably not be sufficient: you are advised to seek an assessment from a psychiatrist or psychologist trained to provide specific cognitive-behavioral techniques. You should discuss your reluctance to receive medication with him. ...Read more

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What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

Anxiety/depression: Anxiety attacks: avoid provocative stimulants - situations such as crowed room arguments, avoid intake of stimulants, engage in calming activities such as yoga are some examples of non drug therapy. Depression attacks: avoid being alone stay active, enroll in group activities with positive energy. The next route is prescription drug therapy with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Bodily reaction: Your may be responding in an exaggerated manner, but most people have a somewhat negative reaction to obnoxious bass sounds when they're wanting to sleep. Our bodies respond with a sympathetic nervous system reaction, which includes rapid heart beat and anxiety. Sleep in a quiet room or try earplugs. ...Read more

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How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears? Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).

How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears?  Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).

Time for support: I suggest on this upcoming anniversary that you not be alone. Hoping you're in talk therapy as well as using Lexapro (escitalopram) -- this is extremely important in recovering from ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy and emdr can be very helpful to you especially at this time. You may need practices for grounding in the present, where you are safe rather than threatened -- therapy can provide these too. ...Read more

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Will i ever get rid or atleast learn to live without fear of triggering a panic attack?

Will i ever get rid or atleast learn to live without fear of triggering a panic attack?

Try the opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more