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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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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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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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Bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last, what do you recommend?

Bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last, what do you recommend?

Well, a person can: Experience depersonalization during a panic attack. I don't know if you are in treatment right now. If you have not had a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation - that would be a good starting point. You will also need to be worked up to ensure that there are no medical conditions contributing to your symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?

What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?

Til you get therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating panic disorder, especially helpful is exposure based therapy for panic, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over ; over again, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

The best way: to determine the cause of your symptoms is through consult with a sleep medicine specialist and a sleep study (polysomnogram). Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i suffer from parasomnia. "sever nightmares"?

What do you advise if i suffer from parasomnia. "sever nightmares"?

Use creative dreamin: Ucan use a creative dreaming technique used by native americans 2help their children ward off nightmares. Before going 2sleep imagine an alternative happy ending 2 your nightmare. Ie, if u are being chased imagine a way u will get help by running into a police station. U then go 2sleep, if the nightmare starts u will have a different ending. Read more wake up and dream challenge on amazon. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are suffrering from panic attacks?

How do you know if you are suffrering from panic attacks?

Sudden Onset: The happen without warning & last no more than 30 minutes. Symptoms may be respiratory, gastrointestinal, chest pain, or feelings of unreality. Although it may feel like something is wrong physically, medical evaluation reveals no active medical problem. Make sure to see your physician about this soon. ...Read more

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Do i need medication if suffering from panic attacks?

Not always: depending on the severity of the symptoms- therapy may be all you need. It is best to discuss your specific situation with a doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do if i might be suffering from autism spectrum disorder?

See your provider : It would be unusual to made it to adulthood without having been diagnosed and this not something that develops as an adult. An exception would be aspergers in its stereotypical form. If you have mainly struggled with social interactions and perhaps some anxiety, ocd, mood disorder and physical awkwardness it is possible. Start with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Do you think i'm suffering from an anxiety attack if I get really light-headed?

Do you think i'm suffering from an anxiety attack if I get really light-headed?

No simple answer: There are multiple symptoms that are evaluated to diagnose anxiety attacks. Dizziness is one possible symptom, but multiple symptoms are required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you kno if you suffer from depression?

How do you kno if you suffer from depression?

Seek an evaluation: Depression as an illness (usually meaning major depressive d/o) has multiple symptoms inclusing depressed mood, decreased enjoyment, sleep problems, appetite and weight loss, thoughts of death or suicide, focus and motivation problems leading to impaired functioning. If you think you may have this illness, get help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from severe OCD problems?

What to do if I am suffering from severe OCD problems?

A mental health: professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD can help. Recent approaches use Exposure therapy and ritual prevention. It's gentler than it sounds. One expert is in Center Valley PA, the Lehigh Valley, not too far from you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am suffering from panic and anxiety attacks?

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What should I do if I am suffering from panic and anxiety attacks?

Panic: Breathing exercises work, also self-talk & reassurance until the attack subsides. Gaining control is the goal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have social anxiety disorder?

What to do if I have social anxiety disorder?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational ; self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing ; even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

Ask yourself: If you're afraid of doing something humiliating or embarrassing in front of people, such as meeting new people or eating or writing in public. Do you avoid or dread social situations in which others may observe you? Social anxiety usually starts in childhood or early adulthood. It occurs in about 11% of the U.S. Population. For a definite diagnosis, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety disorder or if i'm just overworking?

How do I know if I have anxiety disorder or if i'm just overworking?

Anxiety: Anxiety disorders have symptoms, such as feelings of dread, worry, nervousness, palpitations, etc. Overworking might lead to fatigue, but they symptoms above are not typical of overworking. Why not have schedule a physical examination to clarify your own diagnostic picture? ...Read more

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What to do if I have suffer major depression & anxiety. does it make you feel happy?

What to do if I have suffer major depression & anxiety. does it make you feel happy?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed and/or anxious. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have some kind of social phobia or personality disorder. How do I get help?

What to do if i think i may have some kind of social phobia or personality disorder. How do I get help?

Recognize it: Reference site: http://depression.About.Com/library/quizzes/bpdquiz/blbpdscreenquiz.Htm reference site: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.Htm ask you physicial for a reference of who to consult with. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

See a Professional: Instead of self-diagnosing, it generally is best to go see a professional. Psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat social phobia and anxiety disorders. ...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