Panicking can be a very normal response to a traumatic event; being attacked, losing a job or even worrying about such. A panic disorder is when you experience severe feelings of doom that cause both mental and physical symptoms; for example, you may have an actual panic attack. Such an attack is very evident. It interrupts and disrupts whatever you are doing almost with no warning. In its extreme, a panic attack can be so intense that some become hospitalized, worried that something is dangerously wrong with their health. Once you have experienced an attack, you can very well fear the getting of another. These are characteristics of panic disorder.
To compound things, panic disorder is usually comorbid; that is, your anxiety may likely be combined with major depression, making diagnosis more complicated and your condition misunderstood.
But you are not alone, 6 million, 2.7% of us are affected; women twice as likely as men.
(Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
Here are 5 remedies to head off and reduce the severity of your symptoms when an attack does occur:
- Get regular exercise. Get your breathing and heart rate up several times a week.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine(or avoid them completely).
- Join a self-help and support group.
- Eat a balanced diet. This means eating fresh, healthy foods and limiting your intake of foods that are high in sugar and fat.
- Practice yoga, meditation, tai chi
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Here is how we can help:
We can teach you how to reduce anxiety with tension-reducing activities to lower the amount of stress in your life. These involve 10 to 20 minutes of deep breathing and muscle relaxation each day.
Breathing Exercises for relaxation
Stress Management: Relaxing your mind and body
Doing Guided Imagery to relax
Changing how you think: Noticing & stopping negative thoughts and replacing them with helpful ones, choosing a healthier way of thinking.
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