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Panic Disorder

'This Is Us' Totally Captured The Hard Truth Of Panic Attacks

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Talk about a poignant TV moment. This week’s episode of “This Is Us,” the breakout NBC hit that details the lives of one family, perfectly portr...

Love In The Time Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.14.2017 | Women

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

I Have Morning Sickness PTSD

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Galina Nemirovsky

One of the symptoms of PTSD is avoiding situations that remind you of the event or trigger memories of the traumatic event. This becomes complicated when food is the evil instigator.

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

YourTango | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
YourTango

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 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.

What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

Gina Decicco | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Gina Decicco

I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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.)

Jonathan Higbee: Photographer, Storyteller, And Friend

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Yes, I admit it - Jonathan Higbee and I are friends. I say this upfront because likely someone will point it out. However, what people likely don't kn...

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.

Our Failure to Understand Mental Illness Has Debilitated Nearly 60 Million Americans

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

Our country was founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all, but our failure to understand mental illness and provide assistance facilities for families and the ill has ripped away the liberty and justice deserved for nearly 60 million Americans.

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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. ...

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 w...

Lindsay Holmes

10 Things People Get Wrong About Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Perhaps one of the most persistent struggles when dealing with anxiety is what people get wrong about the disorder. According to Joseph Bienvenu, a...

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...

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone ...

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...

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.

The Elder Care Blues: Waking Up Dead

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I do my best to keep things in perspective, acknowledging that Harriet is not in pain, that we are not talking about a major illness here -- no heart problems, no cancer, so much to be grateful for at 95. But even this -- a simple cataract operation -- is unbelievably stressful and complicated.

Sara Benincasa: She's Delightful, She's Delicious, She's Agorafabulous!

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.15.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

In case you are not familiar with Sara Benincasa, she is an award-winning comedian, writer, blogger, and all around hilarious person. I spoke with her last week about her first book, Agorafabulous!

Do You Ever Feel Like You're Going Crazy?

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Do you ever feel like you're going crazy? Does your heart suddenly beat rapidly? Do you get the sweats waiting for a bus or the train? Do you feel impending doom when nothing is wrong?