Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD, Depression & Phobias - Your Ultimate Guide
Everything you need to know about the conditions & how to recover
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Do you feel like you have, or could be developing, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD or PTSD?
This website contains much of the most recent anxiety and panic attacks related information and research available and is updated regularly as more research becomes available.
Are you experiencing panic attacks, increased anxiety, phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
It is important as a sufferer, to understand as much as you can about your anxiety and panic attacks. Why? Many doctors and therapists may not be as familiar as they could be with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. You need to make a special effort, starting today, to be sure that you know about and can ask for the best, most successful and up to date anxiety and panic attacks treatments available.
This site is dedicated to those people who wish to educate themselves about their anxiety and panic attacks, phobias and obsessions and find fast and permanent solutions to their anxiety condition.
One of the first questions people ask themselves is, why me?
There are many theories about what causes anxiety and panic attacks and other anxiety disorders to develop.
Are the causes of anxiety and panic attacks biological, psychological or psychodynamic?(caused by past experiences or traumas). These questions are asked by every sufferer but it must be understood that the CATALYST for high anxiety is irrelevant, whether that be bereavement, trauma or other life circumstances. The CAUSE of high anxiety and panic attacks is the way the anxiety control center responds; and that CAN be changed very quickly indeed in order to create a cure.
Agoraphobia - It's Relationship to Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Anxiety and panic attacks induced avoidance behavior can produce agoraphobia, a phobic condition which causes the sufferer to restrict social interaction and retreat to 'safety'. Repeated avoidance causes the phobia to intensify until total social withdrawal occurs in order to prevent high anxiety and panic attacks.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks Treatments
The conventional treatments for anxiety, panic attacks and phobias, include cognitive behavior therapy and medication. Whilst both have their place in mental illness, many people experience side effects, interactions with other drugs, withdrawal symptoms and rebound anxiety when trying to stop their medication which can cause more problems. In the case of "speaking" therapies, success is limited and the therapy can be counter-productive. Anxiety and panic attacks require a very specific, targeted program of recovery in orer to produce a full and permanent elimination of the anxiety condition.
What Are Anxiety Disorders & Panic Attacks?
People with social anxiety may have specific panic attacks / anxiety attacks in situations where they feel they may embarrass themselves in some way. The other major anxiety disorder is generalized anxiety disorder which presents symptoms of one or more anxiety conditions in varying degrees and can also present you with panic attacks and phobias.
Anxiety and panic attacks induced avoidance behavior can produce agoraphobia, a phobic condition which causes the sufferer to restrict social interaction and retreat to 'safety'. Repeated avoidance causes the phobia to intensify until total withdrawal occurs.
Symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks / anxiety attacks include racing heart, hyperventilation or breathing difficulties, as well as chest pain, nausea or dizziness, headaches, shaking and trembling, and many more.
During anxiety or panic attacks, sufferers can also experience two very disturbing symptoms called depersonalization and derealization. These cause the sufferer to feel like they are going mad or losing their mind. These symptoms also make you feel like you are living in a dream or distant from yourself and/or the world.
The conventional treatments for anxiety disorders including panic attacks and phobias, include cognitive behavior therapy and medication. Whilst both have their place in SOME, but not all, cases, many people experience side effects, interactions with other drugs and withdrawal symptoms and rebound anxiety when trying to stop their medication which can cause more problems. In the case of "speaking" therapies, there is noted success but still, millions of people worldwide seem to be stuck in the anxiety and panic attack cycle.
There are alternatives though which don't use drug therapy.