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Panic Attacks

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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.

The Journey From Anxiety to Gratitude

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

When all you see is what you don't have, trying to see what you do have is not easy.

Prematurity and the Bravest Thing I Didn't Do

Kayla Aimee | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Kayla Aimee

I was wretched and retching and people said, "Maybe you have strep throat, too," but I didn't have strep throat. I had the kind of fear that reaches into your insides and empties you out and makes you certain that you can not step one foot away from your child, much less walk on to a plane.

How A Man Named Chesley Can Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

Renee Jain | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

When children are in the throes of anxiety, even if they've acquired tools to manage their worry, sometimes it's hard to remember the steps to take to feel better.

7 Quick Steps to Follow When a Panic Attack Strikes

Stan Popovich | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

A person can experience a panic attack when they least expect it. This can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety for the person. Many people do not know what they should do when dealing with a panic attack.

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

Lindsay Holmes

9 Panic Attack Myths We Need To Stop Believing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Imagine that you're walking down the street, when out of the corner of your eye you spot a semi-truck barreling toward you at an astronomical speed. Y...

5 Things You Should Never Say To An Anxious Child

Renee Jain | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Anxiety is a word that I use now, based on personal and professional hindsight. Back then, as far as my parents and I were concerned, I was simply prone to a bit of extra worry. None of us understood that my fearful thoughts were actually provoking a real nervous system response.

The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treat...

The Christmas Cat That Worked Better Than Xanax

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If 2014 was the worst year of your life, or even if it was just a shitty year, that is okay. 2015 is less than two weeks away. If you don't know where to start to make the next year better, I have one piece of advice. Get a cat. Pet therapy can be the catalyst of the progression of a better life .

5 Ways to Make Friends With Panic Attacks

Jon Wortmann | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

I've had panic attacks periodically since college. Most of them at night. Others when I'm in enclosed spaces. I hadn't been in an MRI before. An MRI is a very enclosed space.

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Picture this: You're going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you're pack...

This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes & Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

For the millions of American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, panic attacks may be one of the most prevalent and persistent symptom...

Lindsay Holmes

5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living

For those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what's going on inside the mind of the 40 mil...

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

'When I First Started Having Panic Attacks, I Thought I Had A Brain Tumor'

Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

C. David Moody, Jr., 58, a childhood sexual abuse survivor, lives with panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in Lithonia, Georgia. ...

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Renee Jain | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills.

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.

This Is What Someone With Anxiety Actually Looks Like

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Regardless of whether it's genuine or a "made-for-TV moment," Clendening's story prompts a poignant point: The disorder is not one-size-fits-all.