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Panic Attacks

Anxiety Is The Greatest Thief Of All Time

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Blumenthal

It isn't always easy, I admit. Sometimes you have to work hard at putting anxiety in its place. I have to tell it repeatedly that I am boss. I do not want it to claim any more of my life.

Sleeping Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks

ric drasin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

Coming from the world of Pro Wrestling and Bodybuilding, nutrition and foods are essential but even more than that for recovery on the body, is sleep....

Ellie Goulding Perfectly Sums Up The Sheer Terror Of Panic Attacks

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Ellie Goulding just got real about what it's like to go through panic attacks -- and it couldn't be more accurate. The singer opened up about dealing ...

Living With Depression and Anxiety

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 05.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

Despite writing deeply personal stories about my life struggles, from dealing with prejudice to PMDD, it has always been challenging to openly share two key factors in my life: depression and anxiety. My mother has an anxiety disorder and depression runs in my father's family. I was lucky enough to inherit both.

Watching My Mother Disappear

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My mother, Betty, was a beautiful, talented, smart woman who never believed any of that. There were various reasons for her disbelief. Some of them, I understood. Some, I didn't. And never will.

The Kindness of Strangers

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joanna Perry-Folino

And maybe you have to lose everything and be reduced to begging before you can see the kindness of strangers so you can find it in yourself. I'm pretty sure the next time someone approaches me on the street asking for bus fare, I won't turn away. With that realization I was completely at peace.

The Day I Was Flattened By A Major Panic Attack

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 04.16.2016 | 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.

Woman Captures The Exhausting Reality Of Living With Anxiety In 2 Photos

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women

For those who don't struggle with mental health issues, it can be hard to fully comprehend what a panic attack feels like. One woman's powerful Facebo...

When Is It OK To Claim You're 'Having A Panic Attack?'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living

• Throwing around mental health-related terms in a casual manner perpetuates a negative stereotype about people with mental illness.• Nearly 40 mi...

When Anxiety Attacks

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

If you have never had a panic attack, I'm jealous of you. It is the most scared you will ever be without actually dying. Here is how a panic attack generally works.

What It's Like to Be a Mother With Anxiety

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

They all finally flew out the door on time. When I could hear the bus roll up the street, I felt some relief. They would be gone soon. I proceeded cau...

Calming Your Mind in the Age of TERROR

Debra Kissen | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Debra Kissen

The human brain was not built to receive and process the ever-present, nonstop safety threats that we are constantly bombarded with. Our hard working ...

Anxiety: Dying to Live

Richard Lucas | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Lucas

It was a Saturday afternoon and I was doing what you do on the weekend, basically nothing. Scrolling through endless independent movies on Netflix, lo...

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

Sarah Silverman Perfectly Sums Up What Panic Attacks Feel Like

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Sarah Silverman has some choice advice for people who nonchalantly say they're "having a panic attack" when something goes wrong: Don't. The actress a...

When Anxiety Came to Visit...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

Whilst this was over 12 months ago now, it is still as vivid as ever. This story still has so much relevance to the goings on in my life currently; lo...

Anxiety Attack: Life Changed for Me in 25 Mintues

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug A. Sandler

The day started off as my day normally does, around 6:30 a.m. or so. I had no idea what was in store for me, although based upon my schedule it was a ...

How to Quell Intense Anxiety and Panic

Susan Anderson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The part of you that is usually reasonable and self-reassuring has been momentarily knocked out of commission. You feel out of control, helpless, demoralized by the emotional excesses running rampant within you, at loss for your usual coping mechanisms. Regardless of what causes the emotional hijack, how to quell it?

ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders c...

'Anxiety Is Real. This Is Real.'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

As he was coming down from a debilitating panic attack, Casey Throwaway turned on his camera and started filming himself. “I wanted to make this ...

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

Why I Chose Anti-Anxiety Medication

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Elli Thompson Purtell

Anxiety can make you a prisoner to your own mind. It exhaustively beats your spirit to a pulp. It doesn't go away no matter what you try and how badly you want to change. When decided upon thoughtfully and responsibly, medication can be a lifesaver.

The Tyranny of Panic Attacks: Healthy Tips for Coping

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

About 6 million American adults experience a panic attack every year. Panic attacks are bi-products of anxiety that occur regularly or intermittently....

Bridges, Planes and Panic Attacks: Getting Over Fear

James E. Porter | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

That's when I realized that I could proactively ALTER my reaction to that bridge by controlling how I felt when I ARRIVED. I just had to arrive at a zero or a one and I would barely even feel it, no matter what direction I traveled in. I began to wonder if I could do the same thing with my fear of flying.

What Anxiety Is Like Day to Day

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's not something that I can control or just change whenever I want to. If I could just choose not to be anxious, I would. Since I can't, I've had to find ways to cope with it. I've found that meditation is the biggest help in calming my anxiety.