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Panic Attacks

I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

Bustle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women

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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 | 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...

Ellie Goulding Reveals Body Image And Anxiety Issues

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.06.2013 | Celebrity

British songstress Ellie Goulding, 26, gets candid in Cosmo UK's January issue, in what the magazine says is one of their most revealing interviews to...

How To Stop Being A Control Freak

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Put someone else in charge. Yup. Do the thing you can't imagine. Hand over responsibility -- for a project, a trip, a party -- and instead of masterminding everything, go along for the ride.

It Must Be Cancer: How I Came To Terms With My Hypochondria

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Within seconds, I was crying and grasping for breath on the floor. It had probably already spread to my heart and lungs by now. I had hours to live.

Move Your Body to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Nichola Petts | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Even if you've never worked out before, you would be amazed at how quickly your body can adapt and grow stronger when you get moving. If there's one thing I've learned through this process, it's that you should never underestimate your own strength.

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

Charlie Beljan -- The Ultimate Example of Mental Toughness

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.12.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Friday night, PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan was wondering if he'd live another day. On Sunday afternoon, he was standing in the winner's circle of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic just outside Orlando, Fla.

Panic Disorder and Men: Courageous Conquerors or Just Brave Faces?

Nichola Petts | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

As I was putting my last article together, I became really curious about why it seemed that almost all of the people who came forward and offered to share their personal experiences with me regarding anxiety were women.

The Safety of Home

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the timeless words of Dorothy, "There's no place like home." For me, no truer words were ever spoken.

Cell Phones, Teenagers and Anxious Attachment

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We are raising a cohort of teens whose cell phones have replaced their favorite blankets or stuffed animals.

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.

Panic Attacks And Other Jokes: Agorafabulous! Depicts Mental Illness on Its Own, Goofy Terms

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Agorafabulous! manages the rather sneaky feat of making what Sara Benincasa astutely calls "the wrong kind of different" seem not so wrong at all.

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!

Just Do It Because I Say So

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

I was 12 years old, and there was no way one could "get out of" the eighth grade at the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago without memorizing and reciting the poem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment," to be precise.

The D-word: Not Death. Not Divorce. The Other One.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Susan McCorkindale

Should he really push a pair of hot but definitely just-this-side-of-snug jeans on a widow when there's probably a perfectly good nun's habit available on eBay?

Too Panicky to Push

Carol Tobin | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy
Carol Tobin

For years I have declared that I never wanted kids. The thoughts of myself having a natural labor manifest itself as my right leg firmly crossing my left leg.

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?

Navigating The Underworld Of Anxiety

Kari Henley | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Psychiatric issues remain in the hazy, murky places that stay under the surface of acceptable illnesses. I had no idea how isolating it can be.

What Would You Call It?

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

I don't know when I decided to call it a nervous breakdown. Some can't even have this conversation because it would mean looking at things they're trying not to see. I know how they feel because two years ago, I was one of them.