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How to Stop and Prevent Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks All of a sudden, your world begins to spin. You find yourself breathing nothing as if the air has suddenly disappeared. You feel too cold, yet around you it’s a hot summer day. To make the situation worse, you’re feeling so afraid, yet you can’t determine very reason for your fear. Yes, you’re in a state of panic attack . Panic attacks can be as short as a single minute but they can also extend to very long hours. No one can be sure when he or she may encounter yet another panic attack, but there are Ways to Stop and Prevent Panic Attacks . Panic Attack and Panic Disorder: An Overview and Facts Panic disorder is distinguished by repeated episodes of intense fear. It’s accompanied with symptoms such as chest pain and increased heart rate palpitations. The sufferer may also experience chills, hot flashes, trembling, sweating, light headedness and dizziness. Sometimes, a patient may also feel nausea, vomiting and abdominal distress. In severe cases, patients may feel diff

Relaxation Techniques and other Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress

Relaxation Techniques Some amount of stress and anxiety is actually healthy because it can help you focus and sharpen your mind, but when it becomes overwhelming, it then produces debilitating effects on both the mind and the body. There are many simple natural remedies (yes, in addition to medication treatment and psychotherapy) that anyone can follow or practice to reduce anxiety and stress . These include relaxation techniques , which require little effort and can be used at any time. Relaxation techniques induce a natural, physiological response to stress, a reaction when one does not know it is happening. Relaxation is defined as a psychophysical state in which a person feels free from stress and tension. Achieving a state of relaxation means gaining the ability to control the level of physical activation in order to produce a state that is ready for freedom from tension. When stress and anxiety affect the body's normal functioning, relaxation can be a helpful way to regain p

60 Frequently Asked Questions about Depression, Answered

Depression: Your Questions Answered Q1. Is depression an illness of the brain or a psychological problem? A. In psychiatric illnesses there are indisputably both biological and psychological causes. However, when evaluating a depression it is not helpful to search for biological or psychological causes exclusively but to consider both. This gives a broader understanding of patients, their psychological life, the onset and development of their disorder. Q2. What is the relationship between life events and depression? A. Any "unpleasant" life event can cause worry, sadness, anxiety or physical malaise in any person. In these cases, within certain limits, depression can be considered a normal and comprehensible reaction. However when the depression lasts much longer than it would be logical to expect, when the capacity to work, study, carry on family and social relations is hindered, we are looking at a depressive disorder that must be treated. Q3.  Can a disorderly lifestyle c