Panic - Anxiety - Phobias
NPADNEWS.COM began its life as a partially funded government newsletter for sufferers of panic attacks and anxiety disorders, but funding became more difficult and the project, in its previous guise, was abandoned. We have now acquired the site and have created a free resource for sufferers of panic and anxiety disorders, OCD, Agoraphobia and PTSD. Please take advantage of the wealth of information continuously being provided. Feel free to contact us using the contact link at the top of this page if you have any comments or suggestions, we welcome your input.
This website contains much of the most recent information about anxiety and panic attacks and any news available on the conditions and is updated regularly as more research, discussion and guidance material is published. Our product reviews and recommendations have all been compiled by individuals who have painstakingly picked apart anxiety and panic disorder elimination products and programs in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Do you feel like you have, or could be developing, Anxiety, Panic Attacks,
Phobias, OCD or PTSD?
We believe it is important for you, as a sufferer, to understand as much as you can about your condition. Why is this? Many doctors, psychologists and therapists may not be as familiar as they could be with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. As a sufferer looking to make a complete recovery you need to make a special effort, starting today, to be sure that you know as much as possible about them. Only then can you ask for the best, most successful and up to date treatments available to help you regain control of your life. Our mission is to help you achieve this as swiftly as possible, and with as little trauma as possible.
We also believe that it is important for those around you to fully understand anxiety/panic disorders so that they know what is happening to you and how they can help you to recover. Many people believe that sufferers can be 'forced' out of their behaviour patterns and will take inappropriate actions with the best of intentions. With proper knowledge they will be able to offer encouragement, help and support that will aid your recovery.
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Are you experiencing Panic, Anxious Thoughts, Phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
This site is dedicated to you, and to those people who wish to help you, to educate themselves about anxiety and panic attacks, phobias and obsessions. Our intention is to provide an educational resource that will help you to easily find fast and permanent solutions for these conditions.
One of the first questions people ask themselves is, 'Why me?'
There are many theories about what causes anxious thoughts, panic attacks and related disorders to develop. It is something that can happen to anyone at any time in their life. Are the causes of these anxious thoughts and panic attacks biological, psychological or psychodynamic, that is to say caused by past experiences or traumas? These questions are asked by every sufferer, but it must be understood that the catalyst is irrelevant, whether that be bereavement, trauma or other life circumstances. The cause of anxiety and panic attacks is the way the anxiety control centers within you respond, and that can be changed very quickly indeed in order to effect 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 panic attacks and anxiety.
The more conventional treatments include cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, and a wide variety of medications. Whilst both have their place in mental illness, many people experience side effects, complications 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, which can continue for very long periods of time, success is limited and this form of therapy can be counter-productive.
Research over many years has shown that Anxiety disorders and panic attacks require a very specific, targeted program of recovery in order to produce a full and permanent elimination from the condition. There are alternatives which don't use drug therapy, many of which you will find examined on this site, as well as discussion of other methods outlined above.