Anxiety Panic Attacks

Have you suffered from an anxiety panic attack that you think might be related to an anxiety disorder? The list below shows typical symptoms of anxiety disorders. Do you suffer from several of them regularly?

–    Psychological tension and frequent thoughts of worry.
–    Feeling unable to cope well with everyday life.
–    Thoughts of fear that are irrational.
–    Acknowledgement that certain places and situations elevate anxiety symptoms.
–    Palpitations, sweating and shortness of breath.
–    Jumpiness, like something bad is about to happen.

Excessive stress is often the cause of anxiety disorders and many other mental illnesses. It’s not unusual for people to experience bouts of anxiety when they are stressed but prolonged anxiety and stress is unhealthy.

Even from late adulthood anxiety disorders can develop. People who have poor self-esteem or a poor self image are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses. People are also more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder if one of their family member suffers from one too.

Anxiety disorders encompass a range of specific disorders which each have their own characteristics, these include GAD, OCD and PTSD. Doctors have established a relationship between anxiety disorders with depression.

In many cases, depression develops, increasing symptoms and making life more unbearable. Both disorders need to be treated. Help from a qualified physician or therapist should be sought if you suspect that you are suffering from a mental illness.

Since anxiety disorders encompass a range of mental disorders, there are a wide range of possible symptoms. Symptoms are not always easily diagnosed since anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses share the same symptoms.

Chest pains, nausea, shortness of breath; these symptoms can seem too general for a doctor to accurately diagnose. A qualified practitioner in mental health is worth seeing if you are unable to get a diagnosis from your doctor.

Medication is not the only option for anxiety disorders, there are alternatives therapies to try.  Natural supplements and herbal medicine may also be considered.

Most mental health therapists believe that self-help is the most effective solution. Changes in the subconscious of the mind can improve mental health. It’s in the subconscious part of the mind that controls our fear, stress and anxiety.

As well as alternative therapies, relaxation techniques and affirmations can also improve mental health. Even taking the time to really relax and let go can make positive changes. Stress reduction should be practiced by everyone.

Getting regular exercise is great for fitness and reducing stress. Even taking a stroll and having a swim can be of benefit. Learn distraction and relaxation techniques to help you reduce or relieve the symptoms of an anxiety panic attack.


July 18, 2010. Tags: , . Managing Panic Attacks. Leave a comment.

Tips For Managing Panic Attacks

Techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique have helped thousands of people in managing panic attacks, anxiety and stress. Comparable to meridian therapies such as reflexology and more commonly acupuncture, this therapy can be used to treat a number of mental and physical health problems. Unlike acupuncture however, EFT doesn’t require the use of needles in order to stimulate the meridian points in the body to rebalance energy.

EFT uses a simple tapping technique that can be applied at any time instantly meaning it can even be used for controlling panic attacks. In times of stress, EFT can be used to counter negative emotions and physical symptoms. Its beauty is that it requires no tools and no medication. Relief of stress is highly important for emotional health. Often we push ourselves to the point that we experience symptoms such as headaches, chest pains and muscle tension.

By maintaining stress we can avoid these symptoms that are all so damaging to the body and psyche. Coping techniques such as EFT can be applied daily even when we don’t feel anxiety or stress for maintenance of emotional health. Relaxing activities such as reading, swimming, taking a bath, Yoga and taking a walk are great for managing panic attacks since they also serve as a distraction from anxious thoughts and worry.

Drinking a calming herbal tea; rooibos, chamomile or any one of the number of caffeine free teas available is a great way to unwind. Anti-anxiety medication can aid in managing panic attacks but there are also herbal remedies to consider for those who’d rather not take prescription medication. St John’s Worts and Kava are two possible alternatives that are used to treat anxiety and depression.

A positive mindset can reduce needless worrying and prolong life. It’s true, happier people live longer and are less likely to develop diseases and illnesses. People who set goals and have a plan for the future are much more likely to succeed in life. Write down your goals and work towards them everyday. Keeping busy is also a get distraction from boredom and anxious thoughts.

Work on your emotional health. Read lots of motivational and self help books. Build your self-confidence and build social networks. Having a strong social network can increase self-esteem, give you more emotional support and open up new possibilities in life.

Talk more and laugh more. Laughter is one of the best ways to enjoy life and make you feel happier. Furthermore, laughter has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, boost your immune system and can even prevent heart disease. Give some of these natural tips on how to stop a panic attack a try and see how much difference they can make in your life.

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January 4, 2010. Tags: . Managing Panic Attacks. Leave a comment.