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About Himanshu Dani

Himanshu Dani is an ex-anxiety sufferer and a blogger who finds peace in writing on anxiety and panic disorder. He likes to communicate with sufferers, soothe their nerves and make their lives better is some way.

Dealing with Agoraphobia : Know the right things to get treatment

What is Agoraphobia?
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Fear of closedAgoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.

If you are an anxiety sufferer you might be dealing with agoraphobia as well. you fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line or being in a crowd.

The anxiety is caused by fear that there’s no easy way to escape or seek help if intense anxiety develops.

Most people who have agoraphobia develop it after
having one or more panic attacks, causing them to
fear another attack and avoid the place where it occurred.

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How to Calm Racing Thoughts in Anxiety and Panic

Panic or Anxiety strikes you like a lightning.

Your thought mechanism fires and within a split second, you are in the turmoil of negative fearful feelings.

They are always there in the form of racing thoughts. You resist them but they don’t seem to go away. They are not at all helpful to you in any way. 

It is often very tricky to find the way out of the racing thoughts when you are in the anxious mode. When you are deprived of mental peace you can’t figure out what to do.

Am I right?

When you start feeling anxious and have racing thoughts you often feel like you are going crazy. But they are actually a normal symptom of anxiety.

This article will explore the symptom of racing thoughts and what you can do to calm down yourself in this situation.



# What exactly You’ll Learn About 
Racing Intrusive Thoughts in Anxiety here:
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Feeling Anxious: 3 Thinking Mistakes that Worsen Your Anxiety

Today I want to share a thing with you for which I wasn’t an exception either.

I used to have random anxiety attacks for no reason.

You might have read tons of philosophy on feeling anxious, its origin and effects on your life.

But believe me, going deep into how the brain produces anxiety is of no use if you want to overcome it and stay healthy and robust.

I often say that it is all in your head.

Where is the danger?

Does it feel like you are dying?

Yeah.

Does death really come?

No.

Do you feel suffocation?

Ohh Yeah.

Do you really suffocate?

No.

Do you feel like fainting?

Absolutely.

Do you actually faint?

No.

Still you are you are scared of all these things and many other things.

Then,

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Can unhelpful emotions cause anxiety?

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Humans are the most emotional animals on earth.

Emotions. The most difficult thing to understand this universe.

Humans have wondered for ages on how emotions arise in the mind.

They are so powerful that they have the potential to have big and
long lasting impacts on our lives.

There is a link between anxiety and emotions. Certainly, there is.

Anxiety is an overstimulation of fear responses. It means that it is the more powerful form of the emotion of fear.

We already know that fear is indeed an emotion that is associated with discomfort.

If you are an anxiety sufferer you will admit the fact that emotions affect you in a different way than they did before you had an anxiety disorder. Continue reading

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Anxiety and Confusion: Overcoming Confusion States in Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety/Panic has a peculiar characteristic.

That is, it produces confusion.

The confusion is mainly about

  • Your surrounding
  • Your bodily sensations &
  • The weird feelings you get during those moments


With continued suffering of panic attacks or intense anxiety, it appears that anxiety and confusion are tied together for the worse.

If you personify anxiety or panic as a devil you can say that it intimidates you every now and then.

It threatens you with fainting and humiliation in public, heart attack like feeling, fear of craziness, fear of death, etc.

These are the thoughts and feelings that capture your mind. The result of this is often that you are not that much into your normal senses.

That is because anxiety consumes your mental energy. This can result in confusion or lack of attentiveness in your routine life.

It is a state of high arousal which makes your nervous system highly active for considerable periods of time.

This can temporarily affect the normal functioning of your brains like the clarity of thought and perception. This may lead to states of confusion.

But remember this confusion is not due to any brain defect or a brain tumor.

If you have checked with a medical professional and he has assured you that there are no such conditions, you can assume that it is due to anxiety.

Anxiety and Confusion are always coexistent”

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