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Panic Attack

I am a Hypochondriac

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Galina Nemirovsky

I am in a perpetual abusive relationship with hypochondria; I desperately want to get away from it, but somehow it controls my brain. I've had hypoch...

What You Should (And Shouldn't) Say To Someone Having A Panic Attack

YourTango | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

You may think you're being useful by saying certain common phrases that seem helpful, but they're not. I've created a list of things people have said to me during a panic attack. Word of advice: Don't say these things. But lucky for you, I'm also including some helpful ways to make the situation less awkward for everyone.

The Stress-Filled Day That Left Me Completely At Peace

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

woke up yesterday morning, April 18th, after having had a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles from the Bay Area, flying into Burbank and out in one day. Was I nuts? I'm struggling with a heart condition, borderline diabetes and the last thing I should be doing is stressing myself out.

The Day I Was Flattened By A Major Panic Attack

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 04.17.2017 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

I was in my early 40s when I found out I am an introvert, knowledge I really could have used in the four previous decades. Shortly after that I was flattened by a major panic disorder -- most unwelcome news for a busy musician.

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

Margaret Howard | Posted 03.05.2017 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly supp...

10 Thoughts That Happen During A Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

If you've never experienced a panic attack before, allow us to give you a little spoiler alert: They're the absolute worst. For many of the 40 million...

Our Panic-Stricken Country

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Hummel

I left the ER that evening thinking about how much stress impacts our bodies. That a panic attack essentially left Brad unable to move most of his body, in pain, and barely able to breathe or talk.

What Scares You?

Michael Neill | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Neill

At about 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning a few summers back, my wife Nina and I woke up at a high altitude campsite in Sequoia National Park to the sound o...

What It Really Feels Like To Have A Panic Attack

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's like one by one, each and every stimulus around you takes over your mind and body. One by one, a sound or a feeling or a visual will become so engulfing that that one stimulus becomes your entire reality. That one thing becomes every thought that goes through your mind and every physical and emotional feeling you have.

The Panic Attack That Saved My Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

What It Really Feels Like To Have A Panic Attack

Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

If you've ever suffered from a panic attack, you may find solace in the fact that you aren't alone (panic disorders affect approximately 6 million Ame...

My First Panic Attack

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

Not only was I going to die someday, but I was very small in comparison to the rest of the world, which was rather large. I couldn't get over how small I felt. I was an ant and the universe was expansive and I was drowning in the hugeness of it all.

Dogs, Summer and Poolside Etiquette

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Many dogs drown in pools over the summer, though not for lack of a naturally ability to swim. The accident happens when they mistakenly fall into the water chasing prey/object or horsing around poolside.

Stage Fright? 10 Tips To Ease Your Public Speaking Anxieties

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.

Australian Open Scandal? Azarenka (#1) Should Be Disqualified for Sleazy Stunt to Avoid Loss

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports
Paul Abrams

Azarenka should be disqualified, and should forfeit all the money she made at the Australian Open. Sloane Stephens should be advanced to the finals.

WATCH: 'Parent Killer' Baby Wouldn't Go To Sleep

Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents

After months of dealing with her second child's sleepless nights, Lunch Box Mom blogger Sarah Vander Schaaff says she simply hit a wall. She described...

What I Never Expected To Feel After We Adopted

CT Working Moms | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

It was the worst when I was home alone with the children. That superstar mom our social worker described in her reports was nowhere to be seen and I found myself wondering how to summon the strength to meet their basic needs. Dress, feed, kiss, play -- these felt like monumental tasks.

From Confined Spaces to Urgent Emails: The Panic Button

Nichola Petts | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

For anxiety sufferers, elements of everyday life can trigger a panic attack. Sometimes it can come on without warning, and other times you know that an upcoming situation or activity will absolutely hit your panic button.

JetBlue Pilot Had An In-Air Panic Attack: What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.28.2012 | Healthy Living

UPDATED March 28, 5:27 p.m. ET: Clayton Osbon was charged with interfering with the airline crew's instructions, the Christian Science Monitor reporte...

'I Got Secret Panic Attacks -- But I Didn't Tell Anyone'

| Posted 02.05.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

What Kindness Did For My Panic Attack

Susan Piver | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When you connect with your fellow humans in a simple and genuine way, anxiety lessens. To connect, you can take one of two routes. You can request kindness from others or you can offer it to others.

Panic Attack (Ataque de Pánico): YouTube Video Lands $30 Million Contract (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In about two months, a YouTube video from Uruguay got over 5 million views. And a $30 million contract for producer Fede Alvarez. Panic Attack! (Ata...