How To Stop Anxiety Attacks
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Anyone who has experienced an anxiety attack or panic attack knows
the symptoms. Anxiety and panic attacks are the same thing. Panic
attacks are often related to panic disorder, but are one of the same and
include the same symptoms and treatments.
Those who suffer from anxiety attacks are usually all too familiar for
those who are prone to anxiety disorders. Many people who have an
anxiety attack wind up in the emergency room of a hospital. They
often think that they are having a heart attack or a stroke. The
symptoms of an anxiety attack are very much like that of a heart
In most cases, those who experience an anxiety attack will not have
anything wrong with their heart. Blood tests will come back normal as
will the EKG. After all of the routine tests done in the emergency room
rule out anything physical, the patient will then be diagnosed with an
anxiety disorder and referred to a psychiatrist. In some cases, the
patient may be given some sort of medication to help them relax.
Many people who have this situation play out for them do not follow up
with subsequent care. Until the next anxiety attack comes along.
So what is anxiety and panic? It can best be classified as a fear of the
unknown. Those who experience anxiety usually have a morbid fear of
pending doom for them or their loved ones. In most cases, they will
not be able to put their finger on why they are afraid. They may latch
on to some sort of physical ailment and allow this to be the focus of
their anxiety, insisting that there is something wrong with them when
there is not.
If you have ever suffered from an anxiety attack, you know the feeling
of dread that grips you. You understand how powerless you feel when
this is happening and how you wish it to go away. While anxiety and
panic attacks seem to be "in your head," you cannot seem to be able to
take control of the situation and often feel an accompanying
depression along with the anxiety. Depression and anxiety disorders
walk hand in hand. These mental disorders account for about 30
percent of disability claims.
You probably want to know how you can control your anxiety and panic
disorders, or prevent them from happening at all. This book will teach
you everything that you want to know about anxiety and panic attacks
and how you can help yourself overcome this debilitating condition.