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How bad is caffeine if panic disorder?

How bad is caffeine if panic disorder?

Caffeine and panic: People prone to panic attacks should avoid caffeine. Caffeine increases anxiety and insomnia. Both increase the probability of occurrence of panic attacks. It is a stimulant that will interfere with the natural tranquilizers in the brain. Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. To reduce caffeine intake, do it gradually to avoid withdrawal headaches and fatigue. ...Read more

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 can someone overcome panic disorder?

How can someone overcome panic disorder?

Panic Attacks: can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. ...Read more

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...Read more

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What to do when soles sweat in panic disorder.

What to do when soles sweat in panic disorder.

Get treatment: I hope you're seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. If not, please do so. The best thing to do is get treated for panic disorder. I assume you have been properly diagnosed. In the meantime, you can try washing your feet and practicing relaxation technoques. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have anxiety or panic disorder?

How to tell if I have anxiety or panic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Should be able to diagnose. Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty. ...Read more

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What is your first choice ssri for panic disorder?

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SSRIs for Panic: My choice, from experience, would be zoloft (sertraline) for females & Celexa for males. Of course there is no ground rule, since different people respond differently. ...Read more

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What do I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

What do I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Panic Disorder: Try to stay away from caffeinated drinks such as coffee and sodas, and excessive amounts of fruit juices which only act to stimulate you and might set the stage for jittery feelings. Try to stick to water or water-based, non-caffeinated drinks. ...Read more

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What can i do for panic disorder, anxiety and rocd?

What can i do for panic disorder, anxiety and rocd?

Tx: 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, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. Consider cognitive > ...Read more

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What should I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

What should I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Water is good!: Water is a good choice. You can flavor this by adding slices of lemons, limes, cucumbers, or sprigs of mint (or other fruits & such that you might enjoy). These can be in the water for at least 3 hours to infuse it with their flavor. Or, various kinds of non-caffeinated iced teas -- many delicious ones are herbal. Flavored seltzer waters and similar, if you like the fizz. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Can normal anxiety slowly develop into panic disorder?

Can normal anxiety slowly develop into panic disorder?

Yes.: Chronic, generalized anxiety does not necessarily morph into panic, but it can.When panic does 1st commence, it doesn't seem to have developed slowly.Rather the1st panic will seem to appear suddenly. In truth, it could have been yrs in the making. Many factors involved here-try to sort things out w/ a professional, before anxiety => panic, or b4 it causes other less obvious, maybe worse problems. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature. ...Read more

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Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Certainly: Although neuropsychology is an area of subspecialty expertise in testing, I am sure that such an individual could readily treat emotional challenges. ...Read more

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What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

See below...: Psychotherapy with or without meds. Also look into emotional freedom technique/tapping (www. Eftuniverse.Com). Get into psychotherapy; engage wholeheartedly & openly in the process & stick to it. You'll be so glad u did! wishing u well... ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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Can serendyn really work to aliviate anxiety and panic disorder?

Can serendyn really work to aliviate anxiety and panic disorder?

Experimental: Having positive studies on various ingredients in a supplement, is not the same as saying that a supplement combining these ingredients is effective. The site lists positive studies of l theanine, mg, passion flower, and valerian with anxiety. But there aren't any studies of serendyn itself. Still, it could be worth an experiment: your risk. Natural products have to list public disclaimers. ...Read more

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Will anxiety/panic disorder stay with me till I die if not treated?

Maybe: Anxiety will never go to zero-we're evolutionarily wired that way for survival. Anxiety and panic respond well to cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) . Panic attacks may need both cbt and medication. But both very treatable. ...Read more

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What to do about my panic disorder, anxiety and rocd. please help.?

What to do about my panic disorder, anxiety and rocd. please help.?

Get Help: Relationship OCD, Anxiety D/O & Panic D/O. can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. ...Read more

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Can undiagnosed add be the cause of sudden anxiety and panic disorder?

I not aware of : Add being the cause of anxiety or panic disorders. However, add could certainly co-exist with panic disorder or anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can you cure anxiety or panic disorder without taking prescribed pills?

Meds or no meds: If you wish you can treat anxiety or panic without medication. Medication will only be necessary if your disorder is too severe to for you to benefit from cognitive-behavioral treatment (cbt). Cbt helps master physical skills like breathing, relaxation; thinking skills like not exaggerating outcomes, not overestimating probabilities; and behavioral skills like gradual exposure to situations. ...Read more

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Is there any recent significant literature update about panic disorder?

Is there any recent significant literature update about panic disorder?

Tons of articles: Nimh (national institutes of mental health) is a good place to start: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/panic-disorder/index.Shtml there are links to significant literature there. You will also find hundreds of articles on pubmed. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish the difference between anxiety and panic disorder?

How do you distinguish the difference between anxiety and panic disorder?

Anxiety or panic?: Anxiety might be characterized as a more constant background "noise" where panic crescendos or spikes with the anticipation of doom. Panic more rapidly escalates with many physical symptoms. There typically is an associated fear that one might die, lose control, "go crazy, " suffocate, or have a heart attack. Those with generalized anxiety might have a few physical symptoms and are worrywarts. ...Read more

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How can I get my boyfriend to support me in overcoming my panic disorder?

Education: Read anxiety disease etc--bring him along to talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a panic disorder. How do I prevent attacks?

I was recently diagnosed with a panic disorder. How do I prevent attacks?

Counseling: Nothing is guaranteed to keep them away, but start with a psychologist and get the help you need to avoid triggers and calm yourself when you can. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe panic disorder and my car is in the shop, help?

What to do if I have severe panic disorder and my car is in the shop, help?

Breath: 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, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. consider biking while > ...Read more

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I want to start gymnastics lessons but I have panic disorder, how can I do this?

Exercise if you wish: There is no reason why you shouldn't do gymnastics if you have panic disorder. Physical activity does not necessarily worsen symptoms of anxiety. Don't misinterpret body sensations as signs of an impending panic attack. After the exercise you will feel more relaxed and it will help keep your mind off your worries. Panic disorder is not difficult to treat. Look for help and free yourself. ...Read more

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I have weird feelings in my head, vision issues, panic disorder, should I be concerned?

I have weird feelings in my head, vision issues, panic disorder, should I be concerned?

Get help: You would benefit from at least talking with a therapist about these issues. You may benefit from evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist. The good news is that you can get better with the right help! stay safe! ...Read more

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Did you took in consideration that i am taking seroxat medicine because i have panic disorder?

We can't cross-: reference this submission with your previous submissions on the Health Education portion of Health Tap Prime. Health Tap Concierge or Prime will allow you to have an ongoing conversation with a medical provider. ...Read more

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If you already have anxiety and panic disorder and you gain other symptoms. Might they be worse?

If you already have anxiety and panic disorder and you gain other symptoms. Might they be worse?

Anxiety & panic dis: Can generalize if not treated. The number of things that trigger an attack can grow. With good treatment, symptoms and triggers will decrease. It's important to get help from a mental health professional who has expertise treating anxiety. ...Read more

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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more