Panic and Anxiety Attacks
If you suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, agoraphopia, generalized anxiety disorder, any kind of phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder then you are bound to find information on this website that will interest you and will hopefully help you too. One of the worst things about suffering from these conditions is the horrible feeling that you are alone and different to other people. Once you understand that you are not alone and that there are many people just like you out there, it can make it easier for your to live with and overcome your anxiety problem.
Below is a short video about the experience of a typical panic attack.
If you have watched the above video and found the experience that Jane has all too familiar, then you almost certainly have experienced a panic attack before. You have probably found yourself in situations where all you wanted to do was to escape. But then to do so would have caused you immense embarrassment as it would have made you look like such a fool in front of your friends or colleagues. So your anxiety bounces up and down like a yo-yo between two extremes. Do I stay here and lose control? Or do I run and look like a fool? The best thing to do is to learn how to respond to a panic attack and control it rather than let it control you. Once you learn how to control your panic attacks you will feel a lot more confident in these situations as you will no longer fear the panic. You will have learnt that panic and anxiety attacks are nothing to be afraid of and that it can’t harm you. It’s nothing more than a sensory overreaction to events that you perceive to be threatening. It is not a symptom of some horrible physical disease and you most certainly aren’t going mad.
You can overcome this anxiety problem of yours whether it is agoraphobia where you experience panic whilst away from home, social anxiety disorder where you experience anxiety around social interacting with other people or generalized anxiety disorder where pretty much anything can trigger your anxiety.