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Dealing with the causes of panic attacks

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Dealing with the causes of panic attacks

  1. 1. Dealing With The Causes of Panic Attacks Carmen Gilfillan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Panic attacks happen because there is a reason or cause behind it... </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>… To properly address such attacks, it is best to work out what causes them to happen in the first place... </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>… There are many available treatments so you don't have to worry... </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>… Working out what causes panic attacks and getting the right treatment will definitely help to stop them permanently </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Health problems are one of the causes. One of these health problems is hypochondriasis… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>This means excessive worry or anxiety that minor physical symptoms could indicate a serious illness </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Those suffering from hypochondriasis are known as hypochondriacs </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If you have been diagnosed with hypochondriasis, a medical professional may be able to help you overcome the panic attacks through psychotherapy and/or medication </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>However, this condition is not the only health related cause... </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Tell the doctor all the medical issues you have as one or two of them may be triggering the panic attacks </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Another cause of panic attacks is heredity, with these kind of attacks possibly having run in your family for generations </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>If that is the case seek support from those who have suffered from it </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>A word from family members who have successfully won the battle against such attacks can be encouraging </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>If you’ve been too busy and pressured at work or at school, this can also be one of the causes </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If this is the case, you could consider talking to someone from your workplace or school about it… </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>… At work, choose someone you trust to talk to... </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>… At school you may decide to visit the resident guidance counsellor or doctor... </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>… Sometimes sharing the stress you're facing with someone supportive can lessen the burden you’re feeling </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Another cause is overuse or withdrawal from drugs... </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Again, contacting a medical professional about withdrawing from drugs safely will help quell those drug-induced attacks </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>For more information on what causes panic attacks go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.panicattacks.beatthechallenge.com </li></ul>

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