Anxiety attacks how to support sufferers

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Anxiety attacks how to support sufferers

  1. 1. How To Support Someone Suffering An Anxiety Attack
  2. 2. Never Easy <ul><li>It’s never easy seeing someone you know and love having an anxiety attack </li></ul><ul><li>This slide show is about how to support someone who is suffering an attack </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Instinct <ul><li>Your instinct is to do something to help the one you love, to alleviate his suffering </li></ul><ul><li>This desperation to help is sometimes fuelled by fear </li></ul><ul><li>This risks you reacting in ways that could worsen the situation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Behaviours To Avoid <ul><li>Here are some behaviours to avoid if you are supporting someone suffering an anxiety attack </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dismissing <ul><li>Avoid dismissing the attack </li></ul><ul><li>By dismissing or ignoring the obvious, you may contribute to the feelings of isolation your loved one, friend or colleague may be experiencing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dismissing <ul><li>Dismissing the attack also sends out a message that says you’re not interested </li></ul>
  7. 7. Accusing <ul><li>Avoid blaming your partner for her attacks, accusing her of just seeking attention. This is not the case </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accusing <ul><li>Some of the symptoms of anxiety attacks are so severe they resemble those of a heart attack </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accusing <ul><li>When you understand this you can start to see how frightening it is for the sufferer </li></ul>
  10. 10. Offering Medication <ul><li>Avoid at all costs giving your friend any kind of medication that has not been prescribed to him </li></ul>
  11. 11. Offering Medication <ul><li>More often than not the symptoms of an anxiety attack will subside </li></ul><ul><li>But if they don’t, be ready to get your friend some emergency medical help </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reasoning <ul><li>One behaviour to absolutely avoid if you’re supporting an anxiety sufferer is trying to reason with the person </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reasoning <ul><li>Although the symptoms of an anxiety attack are harmless, they can be very frightening </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reasoning <ul><li>Someone who is going through an attack is not listening to reason. His focus is on getting control of his attack </li></ul>
  15. 15. Reasoning <ul><li>You cannot reason with someone who is having an attack, nor can you force him to ‘get over it’ </li></ul>
  16. 16. More Information <ul><li>For more details on how to cope with anxiety and panic attacks go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.panicattacks.beatthechallenge.com </li></ul><ul><li>and click on the </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Stop Panic Attacks And General Anxiety Fast!’ </li></ul><ul><li>button </li></ul>

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