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How To Stop Panic And Anxiety 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
Get psychiatric eval: To make accurate assessment, check for underlying medical conditions ; to see if psychotropic medications are indicated. To address anxiety/ panic: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiology of Panic: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. The centers get u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen.(o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much o2 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic. To chase away panic:, take slow, shallow breaths. Cup ur hands & breathe thru them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The more panic attacks you have the more likely you'll continue to have them. They are almost never life-threatening. Find a psychotherapist who specializes in cognitive- behavioral psychotherapy, a proven effective treatment. It;s likely you are exaggerating the physical harm in your mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety
Panic and Anxiety: Wow, that's 4 years of periodic suffering. There are things to do on your own, like breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, etc to tone down general anxiety. But with help you can also get cognitive behavioral and other psychotherapies that help you discover & deal with any anxiety triggers. If needed, there are medications which can help -- a psychiatrist is a great resource. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic & mind-set: Self-talk thru reassurance & positive thinking, meditating, imagery techniques thru visualizing pleasant instead of scary scenes, and exposure instead of avoidance , can eventually help you take better control over your negative thinking & fears. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can symptoms of anxiety last in comparison to a panic attack? My symptoms have been continuing for a while and only stop when I am distracted
Anxiety symptoms: Anxiety itself can last a long time -- especially in people with generalized anxiety disorder who worry all the time about many different things. This is distinct from panic episodes, which are usually much shorter in duration (they tend to peak in 10 minutes and be back to baseline within 20-30 min). It might be possible to have both in the same person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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