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Panic Attacks

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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...

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
meQuilibrium

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.