Dealing with Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Having to live with anxiety can be a really debilitating experience. Someone who has gone through panic attacks know best how that few minutes to an hour of torture can make someone feel like giving up.But with the right measures, you can make living with anxiety less stressful.
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    2. 2. Anxiety Disorder Guidehttp://stop-panic-general-anxiety.blogspot.com/ 2
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    4. 4. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, ornervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a persons ability to lead a normal life 4
    5. 5. Anxiety is a general term for several disordersthat cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, andworrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physicalsymptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life. 5
    6. 6. 7 Type of Anxiety Click Here To Visit My Blog Click Here To Visit My Squidoo Lens 6
    7. 7. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Panic Disorder A Phobia Social Anxiety Disorder Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Separation Anxiety Disorder 7
    8. 8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)- is a chronicdisorder characterized by excessive, long-lastinganxiety and worry about nonspecific life events,objects, and situations. GAD sufferers often feel afraid and worry about health, money, family, work, or school, but they have trouble both identifying the specific fear and controlling the worries 8
    9. 9. Panic Disorder- is a type of anxiety characterized by brief or sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension that leads to shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Panic attacks tend to ariseabruptly and peak after 10 minutes, but they thenmay last for hours. Panic disorders usually occurafter frightening experiences or prolonged stress, but they can be spontaneous as well 9
    10. 10. A Phobia- is an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation. Phobias are different fromgeneralized anxiety disorders because a phobia has a fear response identified with a specific cause. The fear may be acknowledged as irrational or unnecessary, but the person is still unable to control the anxiety that results 10
    11. 11. Social Anxiety Disorder is a type of socialphobia characterized by a fear of being negativelyjudged by others or a fear of public embarrassment due to impulsive actions. This includes feelings such as stage fright, a fear of intimacy, and a fear of humiliation. This disorder can cause people to avoid public situations and human contact to the point that normal life is rendered impossible. 11
    12. 12. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)- is an anxiety disorder characterized by thoughts or actions that are repetitive, distressing, and intrusive. OCD suffers usually know that their compulsions are unreasonable or irrational, but they serve to alleviate their anxiety. Often, the logic of someone with OCD will appear superstitious, such as an insistence in walking ina certain pattern. OCD sufferers may obsessivelyclean personal items or hands or constantly check locks, stoves, or light switches 12
    13. 13. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- isanxiety that results from previous trauma such as military combat, rape, hostage situations, or a serious accident. PTSD often leads to flashbacks and behavioral changes in order to avoid certain stimuli 13
    14. 14. Separation Anxiety Disorder- is characterized by high levels of anxiety when separated from a person or place that provides feelings of security or safety. Sometimes separation results in panic,and it is considered a disorder when the response is excessive or inappropriate 14
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    16. 16. Anxiety disorders may be caused by environmental factors, medical factors, genetics, brain chemistry, substance abuse, or a combination ofthese. It is most commonly triggered by the stress in our lives. Usually anxiety is a response to outside forces, but it is possible that we make ourselves anxious with "negative self-talk" - a habit of always telling ourselves the worst will happen. 16
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    18. 18. EnvironmentalfactorsEnvironmental factorsthat are known to causeseveral types of anxietyinclude: o trauma from events such as abuse, victimization, or the death of a loved one o Stress in a personal relationship, marriage, friendship, and divorce o Stress at work o Stress from school o Stress about finances and money o Stress from a natural disaster o Lack of oxygen in high altitude areas 18
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    20. 20. Medical FactorsAnxiety is associatedwith medical factorssuch asanemia, asthma, infections, and several heartconditions. Somemedically-related causes  Stress from a serious medical illnessof anxiety include:  Side effects of medication  Symptoms of a medical illness  Lack of oxygen from emphysema, or pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung) 20
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    22. 22. Substance use andabuseIt is estimated that abouthalf of patients whoutilize mental healthservices for anxietydisorders such as GAD,panic disorder, or socialphobia are doing sobecause of alcohol orbenzodiazepinedependence. More  Intoxication from an illicit drug, suchgenerally, anxiety is also as or amphetaminesknow to result from:  Withdrawal from an illicit drug, such as heroin, or from prescription drugs like Vicodin, benzodiazepines, or barbiturates 22
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    24. 24. It has been suggested by some researchers that a family history of anxietyincreases the likelihood that a person will develop it. That is, some people may have a genetic predisposition that gives them a greater chance of suffering from anxiety disorders. 24
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    26. 26. Research has shown that people with abnormal levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain are more likely to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. When neurotransmitters are not working properly, the brains internal communicationnetwork breaks down, and the brain may react in an inappropriate way in some situations. This can lead to anxiety. 26
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    28. 28. Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety Are you plagued interfere with by fears that you your work , know are school or family irrational, but responsibility can’t shake? If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, andDo you feel like they just won’t go away, Do you believe that something danger and you may be suffering from an bad will happencatastrophe are around every anxiety disorder. if certain things aren’t done a corner? certain way? Do you Do you avoid experience everyday sudden, situations or unexpected activities because attacks of heart- they cause you pounding panic? anxiety? 28
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    30. 30. Use of anti-anxiety and anti-depressantrequires prescription from doctor, and onlyunder guidance and monitor from doctor orqualified psychiatrist, the patient will receivethe correct dosage, minimize the danger ofside effects 30
    31. 31. This is considered an alternative treatment foranxiety. However, the Chinese and nativepeople had used them for thousands of years tocure the problems, and studies find that theyare as effective as prescription medicinewithout the side effect, and if you don’t wantside effect or prescription medication doesn’twork for you, you can try Herbal basedmedicine 31
    32. 32. Taiji and QiGong are very good relaxationexercises, it can help to relax your mind andbody, and restore them to a healthierstat, balance up your body chemical andreduce your mind anxiety and stop feedinganxious sense to the body 32
    33. 33. 30 Minutes of regular exercise every day willreduce the panic attack, and shorten theduration during panic attacks, and eventuallyeliminate anxiety. When doing exercise, yourmind will be distracted from thinkingsomething anxious, and your body will behealthier, less symptoms of anxiety will occur.That’s why exercise is vital in every treatmentplan for anxiety 33
    34. 34. One of the most common and effective anxietytreatments is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), and this method can be used with drugsor without drug. However, herbal basedanxiety relief medicine is highly recommended 34
    35. 35. Using special deep breathing technique to helprelax the mind and body, increase the oxygenlevel and reduce chemical imbalance in thebody in the body. This kind of techniques hasproven itself to be effective for most sufferersto reduce duration and frequency of panicattacks 35
    36. 36. These are not exactly treatment for anxiety, butrather to restore health and strength of thebody. Namely, Messages, Shiatsu, Tuina(Chinese acupressuretreatment), Guasa, Acupuncture andAromatherapy. Once or twice a week wouldhelp to relax the body and mind, and shoulddo it regularly to see results 36
    37. 37. As per I said before Anxiety is a normal humanemotion that everyone experiences at times. Manypeople feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with aproblem at work, before taking a test, or making animportant decision. Anxiety disorders, however,are different. They can cause such distress that itinterferes with a persons ability to lead a normallife. But do not afraid of it. Try to face it. I canreveal that the Amazing Method How To EliminateAnd Cure From Panic Attacks and AnxietyDisorder. Please visit my blog at http://stop-panic-general-anxiety.blogspot.com and also my squidoopage or lens at bit.ly/yMdauU 37
    38. 38. My final advice to you, don’t give up even many methods you have tried doesn’t work, you should not give uphope to recover, and you have the right to live a normal and healthy life, you should fight for it, just be strong! Visit my blog at http://stop-panic- general-anxiety.blogspot.com 38

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