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Panic Attacks

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 01.21.2015 | 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 12.24.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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.

How Do Parents React to Violence Against Children?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Parenting is the scariest thing I have ever done. And the frightening thing is loving someone that much, then not having complete control over whether they are safe. Or get sick. Or get hurt.

11 Public Figures Who Will Change How You Look At Anxiety Disorders

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Public figures in Hollywood are splashed across glossy pages as they take their kids to the store or go to the gym next to headlines like, "Stars! The...

What It Really Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Attack

Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH Los Angeles entrepreneur Neal Sideman was in the middle of an intense workout at the gym...

I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

Bustle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

I feared sleep and its absence equally. Away from home, I suffered from terrible nightmares, dreams of a woman with long fingernails and a black, forked tongue sitting at the edge of my bed, of witches who emerged in the moonlight.

WATCH: The Taxi Ride That Changed My Life

Posted 03.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sometimes the smallest things can initiate the biggest changes. For life coach Whitney Hess, that thing was a mere cab ride. "I was sitting in a ta...

Afraid Of My Own Crazy

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

All my self-improvement stuff has made me become a really genuinely happy person. I'm no longer afraid of my crazy.

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.

13 Signs You Have Anxiety -- And Don't Know It

www.weather.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Just as some people feel depressed in the winter, some feel anxious. ...

No Flight, No Fight -- Simply Surrender

Courtney Perry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Perry

The next time I felt the familiar foreboding before a panic attack, I said to myself, "Go ahead, have this panic attack. It's been a stressful week and this is your way of dealing with it. Nothing bad will happen, it's just going to be uncomfortable and will only last a little while."

How to Recover From a Shame Attack

Joyce Marter | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

One of my friends, who is a therapist, accidentally drunk-dialed her male client (rather than her ex-boyfriend) and played a love song into his voicem...