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How to treat anxiety and panic attacks?

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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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


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How to cure panic attacks?

How to cure panic  attacks?

Panic: Attacks can be brought under control & the anxiety into recovery stage, with cognitive behavior therapy, life style changes, and medications for symptomatic control. ...Read more

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How to do meditationof panic attack?

How to do meditationof panic attack?

Meditation: Practicing meditation is best done before a panic attack, as an overall centering method. You can also practice breathing exercises during a panic attack though. The 4-7-8 breath is a very helpful one. For information and instructions, please see dr. Tieraona low dog's short video: http://tinyurl.Com/mptsy83 you can practice this several times a day so it's second nature if you have panic. ...Read more

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How can you deal with panic attacks?

How can you deal with panic attacks?

Try Paradoxical Soln: 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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How can I deal with panic attacks?

How can I deal with panic attacks?

Knowledge = Power!: Learn about anxiety + ; anxiety/panic "attacks" so u can learn 2 manage them! "panic attacks tend 2 start quickly ; reach a peak within 10 mins. The peak generally lasts 4 about 5 to 10 minutes before the symptoms start 2 settle. However, it can take quite some time for all the symptoms to subside." source=pg on panic disorder by anxiety disorders assn' of british columbia (http://bit.Ly/pylkom). ...Read more

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How can I cope with agoraphobia, and panic attacks?

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How can I cope with agoraphobia, and panic attacks?

Panic: Attacks can be brought under control & the anxiety into recovery stage, with cognitive behavior therapy, life style changes, and medications for symptomatic control. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety, panic naturally?

How to treat anxiety, panic naturally?

Anxiety: Aerobic exercise is a natural anxiety reducer, also try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website, full of case histories, articles, exercises and video't to reduce tension and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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How can I deal with panic attacks and distressing flashbacks?

How can I deal with panic attacks and distressing flashbacks?

Flashbacks/Panic: Flashbacks can be your system's way of bringing things up to be dealt with -- the problem can be if it happens so much it disrupts your regular life. On your own you can practice meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises, etc -- but you also need an evaluation of your anxiety & panic experiences. Good psychotherapeutic treatments can help you through trauma issues; meds too, if needed. ...Read more

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How to cope with general anxiety and panic attacks without medication?

CBT and Therapy: I would suggest finding a skilled cognitive behavioral therapist who "specializes" in anxiety disorders. This approach would likely be time-limited, collaborative, include homework, and provide tools to combat anxiety, panic, and worry. Again, search someone who's primary foci are anxiety disorders and "cbt, " which is a gold standard, non pharmacological treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety attacks?

How can I treat anxiety attacks?

Treating anxiety: Deep breathing, exercise, a good diet (decrease caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol). Meditation is very helpful, getting enough sleep, and making sure any medications you are taking do not cause anxiety. Talk therapy can be very helpful to identify the causes and triggers of anxiety. ...Read more

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How to handle anxiety and disturbing thoughts?

How to handle anxiety and disturbing thoughts?

Get help!: Your dr can assess for formal disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Bottom line- if whatever you have been doing on your own isn't doing the trick then see your doctor, a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy may be a good fit for both these problems. Recommend psychiatric eval to determine if there are underlying medical issues, diagnoses are accurate ; for possible psychiatric medications. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, . ...Read more

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How to handle stress and anxiety?

Anxiety ; Stress: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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How can I prevent panic attacks?

Phobias: Cognitive behavior therapy with a trained counselor/therapist can help. Also behavior modification using exposure-response prevention-desensitization technique is helpful. Meditation & imagery work is also of help. Discuss all such options with the therapist. Medications are last resort. ...Read more

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How can I naturally treat panic attacks?

How can I naturally treat panic attacks?

Exposure: Panic Disorder is the classic anxiety illness and is often responsive to exposure therapies. The best treatment for panic (and many other anxiety disorders) is exposure to the trigger. There are online articles about graded exposure or you can see a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Recognizing that the symptoms feel awful and possibly even life threatening but are not dangerous is key. ...Read more

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How can I handle anxiety?

See below: Are you anxious about every day stuff or particular events?Generally, it's good to know what makes you anxious. Practice relaxation, mediation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). ...Read more

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How to treat severe hypothyroidism and panic attacks?

How to treat severe hypothyroidism and panic attacks?

Treatment: Both conditions need to be medically managed. Recommend hypothyroidism be addressed by internist/ endocrinologist. Panic attack treatment may be best approached through psychiatric / psychological treatment. ...Read more

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What to do in panic attacks?

In a panic moment . : It is best to sit down, relax, do relaxing breathing. Think calm thoughts and say to yourself this too will pass. When the panic is over, try to find the trigger, work with your counselor to reduce the power of the trigger or avoid the trigger. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how panic attacks and anxiety attacks differ?

A Way 2 Think About: Most people don't differentiate the experience of (a) panic, which involves intense symptoms that take hold suddenly (e.g., racing heart, sweating, fear of dying, etc.) and which is relatively short-lived, from (b) a state of anxiety, which involves worry along with prolonged symptoms that tend to be less intense, but may persist (sleep disturbance, trouble concentrating, restlessness, etc.). ...Read more

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How do you prevent anxiety attacks?

How do you prevent anxiety attacks?

It depends: The "how" depends on the severity of the anxiety attacks. Many can calm down with deep breathing, inner visualization of a safe, beautiful place. You can practice these skills before the attack. Keeping fit and well rested are helpful too. Consistent meditation. Psychotherapy directed to your specific anxieties. Psychiatric medicines like effexor, (venlafaxine) lexapro, celexa, and zoloft. Some others too. ...Read more

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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