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Why Origami Helps Relieve Stress

In order to understand how origami aids in stress relief, it is important to understand what stress is and why it needs to be managed. The definition of stress itself is fraught with opposing views. Hans Seyle is one of first professionals to get to grips with the definition. Back in 1956 he said “stress is not necessarily something bad – it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental.” He thought that the effect of stress would be apparent whether the stress be caused by a positive or negative experience.

Richard S Lazarus has since found the most widely accepted definition for stress “stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize”. As this description is the most acceptable we can summarize it by saying: That people feel stressed when they are presented with a situation, which they do not have the experience necessary to manage. The extent of the stress varies on that persons experience of a particular set of circumstances.

Stress is equated to worry or grief and it comes from many sources in daily life. Whether kids, partners or work become a toll the symptoms are the same: nervousness, anxiety, short temper, lose of sleep. Often those suffering smoke or drink more heavily. Stress is an unseen tension within us. It leads to unusual and often harmful behavior and is in the long term highly detrimental.

Origami is a great way to help manage stress. In the same way stress is a physiological problem. So origami engages both the mind and hands to produce a calming effect. The art of origami involves folding and creasing paper. This uses both sides of your brain. The brain is divided into two halves as we know, the right hand side controls the left hand and the left hand side controls the right hand. As you engage your mind to tell your hands what to do this gives both mind and body a channel or focus. As both mind and body are absorbed in the detail of folding and creasing the paper. The design starts to take shape into something aesthetic you become more like yourself. The sense of fulfillment and resulting satisfaction help relieve the symptoms which you felt beforehand. Simple origami folds and creases can be used to make a wide variety of designs. Including animals, the Japanese crane is a starting point. Which can lead on to many others from cats and dogs to elephants.

There are lots of good things to be got from origami. Once you have mastered the initial folds and creases. As ones confidence gains momentum, you can take your experience and attempt more complex designs. The method of folding remains the same, whether the design be complex or simple. I.E. the patterns are not determined by different fold types. But from the manner in which the folds are put together, forming different designs. So once the basics are mastered you are only restricted by your imagination! Recognizing the symptoms of stress is part of the battle, being proactive about managing that stress ensures the stress is minimized. As a method of balancing your body and mind origami certainly helps. If you establish a routine of setting aside even ten minutes daily to developing your origami skills this will aid in a less stressful life.

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Are You Possessed by Demons? Symptoms and Signs of Real Demonic Possession

Demon possession is real and silently affects most souls on Earth. Below we will outline symptoms and signs of real demonic possession and what to look out for.

Demons succeed in not being detected due to “partial possession”. What most people do not understand is that demons seek to only “partially” possess the mind, body and soul of a human being. They do this because they wish to remain undetected within the soul of a human being. These demon spirits seek to disrupt a soul’s spiritual path and to steal its light. They do this by causing addictions within the soul and by increasing feelings of low-self worth, self-hate, anger, rage, hate, grief, sadness, depression and anxiety. The majority of human beings who are possessed by these dark entities have no idea they have such an entity within them.

Demons pray on souls who are in a weakened state emotionally, mentally and physically. This weakened state causes splits and fractures in the soul and leads to “holes” in the aura. Demon entities are then able to enter the soul without detection. Most demon possession occurs as a result of the soul “fragmenting” due to emotional trauma or shock or fright. This phenomena is explained by Jesus Christ in the following channeled message from Kim Michaels:

Jesus Christ: “As the soul experiences a traumatic situation, a part of it separates itself from the main part of the soul. When a part of the soul’s substance has been split off, there is a vacuum inside the soul. Because of the imperfect conditions found on this planet, it is highly likely that the vacuum is invaded by non-material beings such as demons. The vast majority of human beings have some kind of split or fracture in their souls, and therefore have been invaded.”

Symptoms And Signs You Are Demon Possessed

Demon possession is nearly always responsible for the following human conditions: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, multiple personality disorder, paranoia, acute anxiety, panic attacks, personality disorder, psychosis, delusional disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissistic personality, serial killing, rape / murder / torture, mental / emotional / sexual abusing, child molestation / pedophilia, addiction (drug, alcohol, sex, obesity, etc), eating disorders, suicide and suicidal thoughts, self-harming behavior (cutting), Alzheimer’s / dementia, insomnia.

The above conditions are more chronic symptoms of a “large” number of demon and earthbound spirits having gained entry into the soul. Demon spirits in fewer numbers are commonly responsible for causing physical pain, cramps, physical illnesses, headaches, mood swings, and more intense “fear-based” emotions such as anger, hate, bitterness, depression, sadness, anxiety and low self-worth.

This article has been written to educate souls on this phenomena of demon possession and to let you know there are many tools available on the below mentioned website to protect you from these dark forces and to cleanse your soul of any existing demon entities.

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Panic Attacks Dizziness and Suffocation

Diana was watching TV after a day’s work. Suddenly, she felt a strong feeling of dizziness and suffocation, as if there was sufficient oxygen in the air we breathe. Then her heart began beating with such speed and force that was terrified, thinking she could die of a heart attack. She began to sweat, she felt shaky and unstable. All this reached its maximum intensity in 60 seconds. It was the eighth panic attack she had that month.

Definition

The panic attack is a sudden and intense feeling of fear and danger, a desire to escape, as well as physical symptoms associated with anxiety. The symptoms can vary from person to person but usually occur four or more of the following:

Palpitation

Sweating

Tremor

Feeling of choking or shortness of breath

Pain or discomfort in the chest

Nausea or abdominal discomfort

Dizziness

Feeling of unreality

Fear of losing control or going crazy

Fear of dying

Numbness, tingling

Heat waves or chills

Panic disorder is fairly common, with 1 in every 75 people worldwide. The first attack usually appears during adolescence or early adulthood, so sudden and unexpected, usually for a period of prolonged stress (illness and / or death of a loved one, move to another city or country, the birth of a child , pressures at work or studies, etc.) and let the person who has suffered through a state of great concern and anxiety may have thought that any serious illness or could have another attack at any time. The first reaction is usually to go to the emergency, but after a recognition, doctors say that everything is in perfect condition and has nothing.

Situations occur in which the attacks are varied: walking down the street, driving and even during sleep and seems to occur suddenly, without having anything in particular that trigger, contrary to what happens in the simple phobia the anxiety symptoms that appear after being exposed to the feared object (eg when a person with a phobia about snakes is one of these reptiles). But in other cases before the attack have experienced a period of weeks or months during which his heart noticed faster than normal.

Agoraphobia to panic

After several attacks, fear and concern rising. Many people begin to avoid situations in which such attacks were the situations where it would be difficult to escape or get help if they would attack or situations where they would feel ashamed if they had such an attack, such as social gatherings. Thus, his life is looking more and more restricted, which can reach up to a moment that dare not leave home for fear of having an attack. This is called agoraphobia, and occurs in a large number of people with panic disorder, but not all.

As the condition worsens over time and will not change things, depressed or just some people resort to alcohol and drugs to try to control their symptoms. Labor problems and may have even lost the job or leave. One in 5 attempts suicide. They are often misdiagnosed because its symptoms are confused with physical illnesses such as heart disease, hyperthyroidism and certain types of epilepsy.

Situations and activities that tend to avoid agoraphobic

Being away from home, being alone (without the company of someone who could help in case of attack), physical exertion, places it is difficult to escape in case of panic attack (restaurants, cinemas, department stores, public transport) places where they would feel ashamed if they had an attack (meetings, social gatherings …).

What are the causes of panic disorder?

1. Biological predisposition

Predominance of cardiorespiratory system. When a person feels anxiety, produced a series of physical responses of various kinds: cardiorespiratory (tachycardia, rapid breathing, shortness of breath …), musculoskeletal (tremors, tingling …) and gastrointestinal (nausea, abdominal discomfort, etc). In each person can have a predominance of one or another system and seems to be the first (cardiorespiratory) which is more related to panic.

Hyperventilation. This is a common response to anxiety, which is higher in those in which the active anxiety preferably cardiorespiratory system. The symptoms of hyperventilation are: breath, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, and so on. Some people hiperventilan not only in situations of anxiety, but so chronic, because they do not breathe properly (breathing and frequent predominance of oral breathing) or physical health problems such as nasal disorders or hyperthyroidism.

Panic attacks often occur during a first phase of prolonged stress. In these situations, people are having a cardiac predominance breathing and ineffective, they tend to hiperventilar, your muscles are tense, your heart speeds up to compensate for the bad breath, until it reaches a time when the symptoms of hyperventilation increase. Come into play psychological factors and personality to stop causing a panic attack.

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External Hemorrhoids, Panic Attacks and Honesty

A recent visitor to a blog I work on sent in an email with a subject headline that read “My Painful External Hemorrhoid Nightmare Story” that was really open and honest. I responded after reading it to ask if it would be okay to write an article based on what they shared. They said it would be fine as long as I did not use their last name.

“Debbie from Cedar Rapids, Iowa” is a single mother of a young child who has to work two low paying part-time jobs to pay the bills. She always put on her best happy face for her daughter, friends and family. Her approach to handling stress was to bottle it up inside and keep all her worries to herself. When her daughter was asleep Debbie would eat lots of junk food to lower her stress.

Surprisingly she was able to maintain an attractive figure without any exercise outside of her jobs. Her late night junk food binges led to her developing chronic constipation. She ignored the first sign that an external hemorrhoid was forming. After passing a bowel movement she would feel what she said felt like a bee sting and felt a small growth when she cleaned herself.

Like many people do she ignored it thinking it would go away on its own. Over the course of a month she had a large bleeding hemorrhoid that could not be ignored. It got so bad she had to wear spandex shorts under her work uniforms to avoid any embarrassing traces of blood. The itch and pain was constant. Always there to remind her that her condition was not going away anytime soon.

The only temporary relief she found was using over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams. The external hemorrhoid was not shrinking because she had let it go untreated too long. Her co-workers, friends and family noticed she was now walking different. That is a very embarrassing life situation to experience on top of hemorrhoid pain. Nobody likes to tell other people they suffer from hemorrhoids.

The logical approach for people is to make a hemorrhoid doctor appointment. Debbie had two things going against her. She was too ashamed to go see a doctor and had a phobia of doctors. She had no problem taking her daughter to see a doctor, but she had developed a real phobia after having a major panic attack during a doctor’s visit as a patient.

It had been year since the major panic attack happened, but that fear of having another one created a phobia of doctors. I understand her feelings because I have a friend that has excellent medical insurance coverage, but won’t ever see a doctor unless it is serious.

They also have a phobia of hospitals and doctors. They told me once they don’t want to get blood work done or get health checkups because they don’t want to know if they have a medical condition like cancer. They think if they don’t know they have a medical condition then it does not exist. Avoidance always leads to more health problems. Debbie was avoiding having her external hemorrhoid removed.

It came to the point where the external hemorrhoid grew larger and became infected. The pain became too much. Infected hemorrhoids cause serious health problems. Her parents had started to watch her daughter more and more because of their Debbie’s health issue. Not liking what they were seeing happen to Debbie they got her to visit a hemorrhoid doctor.

The mind is powerful. In the waiting room Debbie had a major panic attack and felt like an elephant was on her chest and joker faces were looking at her. The thing with panic attacks is the person having one always thinks all eyes are on them. This raises anxiety levels and a fight or flight reaction to the situation. Debbie wanted to leave immediately. Her parents and a nurse calmed her down.

The doctor explained she had a severely infected external hemorrhoid that needed hemorrhoid laser surgery to be removed as soon as possible. The word surgery gets any patients heart racing. Debbie had no choice. Her health was at serious risk from hemorrhoid infection. She fully recovered from hemorrhoid laser surgery and is back to living a hemorrhoid free life.

What really touched me about Debbie’s email was she was candid that her painful hemorrhoid nightmare finally stopped, but her anxiety and panic attacks are now more frequent. She shared that she was not going to ignore the condition like she did her external hemorrhoid.

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Kundalini Energy and Panic Attacks

A disorder called Panic attacks will affect approximately 1.7% adults which relates to about 3 million people in the United States today, (medicinenet com). Unfortunately, the onset of panic attacks is most prevalent in teenagers 15 to 19 years old.

Panic attacks are a type of anxiety disorder that is sudden and unexpected and can be disabling. It is also often unprovoked, however, it is believed that panic attacks are brought on by a major life stress but can be inherited in some instances. It is not known exactly what triggers a panic attack.

During the 1970’s, those experiencing panic attacks and sought treatment for some of the symptoms as in feeling a possible heart attack, extreme sense of fear, an overwhelming feeling of losing their mind, difficulty breathing, nausea and dizziness were often misdiagnosed in those days.

Physicians thought more along the lines of mental illness instead of an anxiety disorder. Sometimes episodes of panic attacks would be frequent and other times not quite so often. This reinforced the idea that it was all in their imagination for physicians. This in turn often made the patient reluctant to seek help and suffered quietly.

Recent advances have helped the situation. Treatments include psychotherapy and medications or both. Some of the well known medications are Klonopin, Paxil and Xanax.

It is important to work with your physician for these treatments. However, a new form of treatment is emerging.

This treatment is called Kundalini Awakening. This treatment also helps depression.

This is basically a rich source of psychic energy in the unconscious. Being described as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine, Classical Literature called it Hatha Yoga Kundalini.

It is important to note that this is how yogins explain Kundalini, it’s network of channels and chakras, or micro motions in the brain. And, a latent form of spiritual energy, or Kundalini energy, lies at the base of the spine.

This energy is released by realization or spiritual advancement. Meditation, religion or spiritual practices releases this energy.

The very symptoms of a panic attack are the symptoms of Kundalini Awakening. Historically, the terrifying rush of feelings people experience, have tried to be stopped, either by the person themselves, or physicians with medications.

Through the concept of Kundalini Awakening, these so-called panic attacks are actually manifestations of the micro-vibrations that are being stimulated. Instead of fighting these symptoms, it’s important to give in to them and let them flow. In this way, recovery is then possible as there will be no fear of the symptoms.

Meditation is a way of releasing those fears. Understanding that internal energy is causing the heart palpitations and other symptoms, the patient will not fear they are dying or freaking out.

As the Kundalini Awakening is happening or just after an awakening, the person will feel a sense of wonder, strong feelings of peace, emotional joy or reverence, a strong feeling of love or contentment and a heightened sense of consciousness. Some have even reported seeing a white light.

Basically it is considered that all Yoga is Kundalini Yoga, but specific terms like Kundalini Yoga will be used by some individuals. No matter, because it the end you are still awakening the kundalini with yoga.

There are 6 stages in Kundalini Awakening. 1, Prana-flows in Ida; 2, Prana-made to flow in Ida; 3, Prana-made to flow in Sushumna; 4, Kundalini energy is awakened; 5, Kundalini-leads upwards and finally Kundalini-rises to Sahasrara.

This gives the reader a basic understanding of Kundalini Awakening. It is essential to investigate other resources and instructors in the knowledge, training and and process of Kundalini Awakening in order to understand the spontaneous awakening that often happens when alone, so you can take control or be prepared of the so-called Panic attack.

By working through personal issues and adjusting their way of thought has controlled panic attacks better than traditional medicine.

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Anxiety Panic Attacks Caused by Malfunction in the Inner Ear – Motion and Visual Related Phobias!

The inner-ear processes all motion-related information. If it is impaired, you may be hypersensitive to horizontal motion, vertical motion, clockwise motion, counterclockwise motion, or any combination of the above.

Depending on what types of motion you are sensitive to, and your degree of sensitivity to each, the movement of a boat, plane, car, elevator, escalator, or even a rocking chair can provoke any or all of the following symptoms:

o Anxiety, and related symptoms

o Dizziness

o Light-headedness

o Nausea

o Vomiting

o Retching

If your anxiety is severe or uncontrollable, phobias may result.

Motion-Related Phobias: An Example

Chris has a motion-related fear of flying. Notice how his fear is specifically related to horizontal motion sensitivity:

“I’ve only been on an airplane once. That was enough. It was during takeoff. The plane started picking up speed, and suddenly I was pinned to the back of my seat. I couldn’t move. I could barely breathe. My stomach was inside out. It was as if I had lost control of my body… like I was having some kind of seizure. As soon as the plane stabilized I felt a little better, so I started drinking. I don’t remember much after that.”

An inner-ear dysfunction can also result in motion insensitivity. Individuals with this problem need to be in motion and become anxious when they are stuck, trapped, tied down, or unable to move literally or symbolically. This motion-related claustrophobic anxiety can result in a wide variety of phobias.

Some individuals have the worst of both worlds. They are hypersensitive to some forms of motion and hyposensitive to others. These individuals often suffer from numerous motion-related phobias.

VISUAL PHOBIAS

The inner-ear system processes all visual information. If this system is impaired, you may be hypersensitive to bright lights, fluorescent lights-even certain colors. Any or all of these may provoke anxiety.

A wide variety of visual distractions can also provoke anxiety, including: flickering lights, blurred images, the dark, and various hypnotic patterns as tiled floors, moving cars, oncoming headlights, crowds, wallpaper patterns, food displays, etc.

If visually triggered anxiety is severe or uncontrollable, various phobias may develop, including: fear of the dark, fear of bright lights, fear of crowds, fear of supermarkets, fear of driving, etc.

A Visual Tracking Problem:

Sensitivity to visual distractions is often the result of a tracking problem. The inner-ear system guides the movement of our eyes, enabling us to track the movement of visual information in our environment. If this tracking process is impaired, the eyes may be incapable of keeping pace with this visual information and anxiety may surface.

Gloria’s fear of driving stems from a visual tracking problem. Note how she describes her fear:

“Driving has always terrified me. Even if I’m being driven somewhere, I can’t look at the road all of the time I get overloaded. I thought that if I could learn to drive I wouldn’t be so frightened, so I signed up for a driver’s education course. I quit as soon as we started driving on big streets. I just couldn’t handle it. There were too many things to watch for, cars in front, cars behind, cars on your sides, lights, signs. And everything seemed to be coming at me so fast. I had no time to react. I froze in total panic. The instructor started to scream at me. Then the car behind us hit us. That was the end of my driving career.”

A COMBINATION EFFECT

Many visual phobias are partially determined by underlying balance and/or compass and/or motion-related problems.

When our senses of balance, direction, and/or motion stability are impaired, we often become more dependent on visual information to compensate, and think of how getting a visual fix on land suppresses motion sickness.

If the brain is not receiving this necessary visual information, balance, compass, and motion-related problems are aggravated. This triggers anxiety. Although the anxiety is provoked by visual distractions, it really stems from other, inner-ear problems.

The interaction of visual and balance problems can be clearly seen in Charlotte’s description of a frightening panic attack:

“We had gone to see a Broadway show and my husband didn’t tell me that he had gotten balcony seats. There was a mirrored ball that hung in the middle of the ceiling. Flickering lights would bounce off the ball and spin around the theater while the skaters skated in a circle. I was looking down from the balcony, and the place suddenly started to spin. I panicked. I literally had to crawl out, pretty much on my hands and knees, to get out of the balcony seat. I got so dizzy… just from watching the skaters going in a circle and the lights and the ball spinning.”

The vast majority of phobias can be traced to a physiological problem: a malfunction within the inner-ear system! The inner-ear system plays an important role in modulating and controlling anxiety. In my blog, please click on the link below, I have further discussed these problems.

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The Importance of Recognizing Panic Attack Symptoms

Learning about medical emergencies such as panic attack symptoms can help a great deal. When the need arises, you can do something to control the situation and stop unnecessary commotion which may aggravate the situation. For instance, when it comes to the symptoms of panic attacks, recognizing them properly is crucial for the right help to be given. If you don’t recognize the symptoms, then you won’t know what to do.

First off, let us talk about the myths about the signs of panic bouts. One of the most common symptoms of the episode is uncontrollable trembling. There may be times when this act is mistaken as the person going crazy, if not exorcised. When the person tries to talk, he or she may sound as if talking gibberish. Actually, trembling is a real sign of panic attack but talking gibberish is not. Now, you need to clearly identify what the person is experiencing, or whether what he or she is trying to tell makes sense at all. It is one thing for the person to say he or she is afraid of something and another if he or she says there’s a ghost in his or her bedroom.

Now, to help you identify whether it really is a panic episode, here are some of the most common panic attack symptoms:

  • Trembling
  • Palpitations
  • Hyperventilation
  • Chest pains
  • Hot or cold flashes
  • Sweating
  • Light-headedness
  • Burning sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness

These are the most recognizable signs of panic attacks and are often manifested by people experiencing them. Although just like other medical emergencies, panic attack symptoms are best treated immediately; however, it is also important that the trigger of the attack be identified. This will enable you to take appropriate action to make the person feel better. For example, if the person has agoraphobia and develops a panic episode while in a social gathering, you can easily lead him or her to a quieter place where he or she will feel more relaxed. Another sensible action to take is to consult with a healthcare professional. A periodic attack of panic is not to be taken lightly, especially if the person has started dreading its possible recurrence. It may lead to a more severe problem such as panic disorder which may need much longer treatment.

Anyway, going back to an occurring panic episode, after getting the person somewhere more comfortable and you are unsure what to do next, it is best to call for help. Dial 911 and let the operator determine your type of emergency. He or she can help in the area of diagnosis and also can tell how fast an ambulance can reach your location.

As panic attack symptoms are sometimes mistaken as that of heart attack’s, you should know their distinction. In a panic episode, the patient is often more receptive especially when you guide his or her breathing. He or she will also regain composure as soon as 10 or 15 minutes. It is even possible that he or she will recuperate while you are still speaking with a 911 operator. This would determine whether the ambulance is still necessary or not anymore.

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How to Know If You’re Having a Severe Anxiety Attack

When you have finished reading this article, you will know about a severe anxiety attack. You will learn what symptoms you experience with an anxiety attack severe, as well as the drugs that are most often prescribed to treat this condition. So, be sure to read this article from this point to the end so you will have a good understanding of anxiety attack severe.

What is a severe anxiety attack?

If you are experiencing an anxiety attack severe, you are most likely suffering from panic attacks as there is no real diagnostic difference between severe anxiety attacks and panic attacks.

Severe anxiety attacks or panic attacks generally last less than 15 minutes. However they can be as short as two to five minutes.

The physical symptoms

If you have some or many of the following physical symptoms, it is most likely that you are experiencing severe anxiety or panic attacks.

-A sensation of adrenaline going through your entire body

-Sweating

-Shortness of breath

-Stomach problems

-Racing or pounding heartbeat or palpitations

-Chest pain

-Dizziness or vertigo

-Headache

-Lightheadedness

-Nausea / stomach pains

-Hyperventilation

-Choking or smothering sensations

-Hot or cold flashes

-Tingling or numbness in the hands, face, feet or mouth

-Feelings of “crawly,” “itchy,” or “tingly” skin sensations.

-Burning sensations

-Trembling or shaking

-Feeling of claustrophobia

-Feeling like the body is shutting down/dying

-Tremors in the legs/shaking legs/thighs

-Tingling spine

-Feeling like one is experiencing a heart attack

-Exhaustion

-Muscle spasms

-Feeling of physical weakness or limpness of the body

-Grinding teeth or tensing other muscles repeatedly or for prolonged periods of time

-Temporary blindness

-Sizzling/ringing in ears/head

The emotional and mental symptoms

The emotional symptoms of anxiety attack severe or panic attack are feeling tense and jumpy, feeling irritable, trouble concentrating, restlessness, feelings of dread or apprehension, and always looking out for signs of danger.

Typical mental symptoms of a severe anxiety or panic attack are the loss of the ability to react logically to stimuli, a loss of cognitive ability in general, racing thoughts (often based on fear) and irrational thoughts. Other mental symptoms of an anxiety attack severe or panic attack can be a loud internal dialog, feeling that nothing is real, a feeling of impending doom, a feeling of going “crazy,” and feeling out of control.

In other words, when these attacks can be just the worst thing that has ever happened to you.

How to treat anxiety attacks severe

If you are suffering from severe anxiety attacks or panic attacks, you need to see your family physician. This is because you will most likely need prescription medication, possibly in conjunction with therapy. The medications most often prescribed to help with anxiety include Xanax, Valium, Prozac, Zoloft and Elavil. The form of therapy that has proved to be most helpful to severe anxiety attacks sufferers is a combination of cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT).

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Panic Attack Disorder Facts – Its Causes, the Symptoms, and the Possible Treatments

Panic attacks can be experienced by many individuals at least once in their lifetime. Anyone of us is not immune to it. However, there are some among us that do not suffer from your garden variety panic attack. A panic attack disorder is a chronic condition that can be paralyzing in a sense that it prevents the sufferer from living a normal life. Individuals who suffer from panic disorders can have an attack at any moment. These attacks can be trigger by a variety of situations or things, depending on the individual’s experience. People who are suffering from this condition may experience constant and uncontrollable fear and terror for no apparent reason. In some cases, the sufferer can experience several consecutive attacks.

An individual who is experiencing this kind of attack will feel extreme fear and terror without any warning whatsoever and with no clear reason as well. The sufferer will also experience several symptoms that can contribute to the anxiety attack as well. That dreaded feeling that you are about to die is frightening to any normal person, but to an individual with a panic disorder, terror associated with the thought of dying is multiplied exponentially. This is why the individuals who just had an attack, which usually lasts twenty to thirty minutes, are left feeling fatigued and drained of energy. These attacks are usually exhausting, both physically and emotionally.

The possible causes of panic disorders can vary from the experiences of every individual. However, there are causes that are quite common in most panic disorder sufferers which include heredity, certain phobias, side effects of certain medications, as well as substance abuse. These are just some of the possible causes that may trigger an anxiety attack. Although a traumatic experience may also play a significant role in an individual who suffers from panic attacks. A panic disorder that is caused by heredity means that the condition can be traced through the family history. If your parents or grandparents have a history of panic disorders, then there is a good chance that you or your siblings may get the condition as well.

When it comes to the symptoms that are associated with panic attacks, it may vary from person to person as well, although there are certain symptoms that are common among panic disorder sufferers. One of these common panic attack symptoms that most sufferers experience is the rapid heartbeat that can sometimes be mistaken as a heart attack. Once the panic attack ensues, the individual experiencing it will feel a rapid heart rate that can worsen the feeling of fear or terror because it makes the individual feel like he or she is dying. The rapid heart rate is then typically followed by chest pains, nausea, and hot flashes. The majority of individuals who have panic disorders may experience these symptoms.

Treating a panic attack disorder is not as easy as one might think, although it is possible to treat the symptoms. If you are a chronic panic attack sufferer, then you should get some help if you wish to live your life normally, since panic disorders cannot be handled alone. You will most likely need treatment for anxiety and depression, especially since depression is also one of the typical symptoms experience by people with panic disorders.

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A Panic Attack and Traffic – How to Deal With Your Panic on the Road

Driving on the road today can be a pretty frightening experience, more for some people than others. Everyone has been in that situation where you get boxed in by a couple of 18 wheelers and your heart starts to beat a little quicker, you grip the wheel a little tighter and just cannot wait until just a little bit of space is created so you can get away from them.

In that scenario, you could not blame anyone for getting a little tense. Imagine if you were absolutely terrified of tight spaces or of being cornered in by cars and trucks. You do everything that you can do to avoid it, but ultimately you have little control over the driving of others and the busy highway traffic.

For sufferers of certain anxiety conditions, traffic panic attacks are a very real thing. They may not even realize the correlation, thinking their panic attacks may be related to something else. Then all of a sudden something about a traffic jam or cars just getting too close can be a trigger. Suddenly the cold sweats hit, heart begins to race and breathing becomes fast and dizzying. It is a pretty scary scenario to think about let alone live through.

The best thing you can do when faced with panic on the road is to try to regain what calm you can and carefully get off the road. Fortunately, someone highly anxious and nervous will also have a very high sense of alertness and will be extremely careful on the road during their panic. So you should employ your fear. If you are in heavy traffic, it may be a bit of a challenge but there is a flow and you can ease yourself into the right lane and finally to the next exit.

Recognizing the symptoms of a panic attack in traffic as being related to driving in traffic is half the battle. The other half is trying to overcome your panic so that you can slowly reduce and eliminate panic from your life.

An important step is to identify the triggers of your panic. Do you always panic on the road, regardless of the amount of traffic? Does your panic occur when you are surrounded by other cars or maybe by trucks? What is your specific fear? Through identifying your triggers you can examine them and work to train your thoughts to a more positive and supportive response that will calm the panic.

Once you have identified your triggers it is helpful to place yourself in a situation that might normally start a panic attack. Start with the most minor of triggers, use your planned positive and supportive thought responses to reassure yourself that there is nothing to fear, that you are in control and that you are an excellent driver.

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