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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.

7 Anxiety Questions Answered By Dr. Helen Odessky

Nothing is better than getting answers to your anxiety questions from an experienced therapist.

Over past few decades, there has been a tremendous development in the field of psychotherapy for anxiety and depression.

Even then a majority of sufferers don’t know how, when and where to get help for these conditions. They keep suffering even when appropriate help is available.

Dr. Helen Odessky has answered 7 questions on anxiety briefly which can motivate you to get therapy as soon as possible and take back the control of your life.

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Can I Suffocate In Anxiety and Panic?

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Can I Suffocate In Anxiety and Panic?We have seen that Anxiety is your mind and body’s heightened response to some threat.

That threat can be real or imagined.

If you are an anxiety sufferer the chances are high that you might be having imagined irrational fears which are not real.

Anxiety and Panic Attack sufferers commonly have a lot of concern for their health and are constantly thinking that there is something wrong with their body. Like them, you might also be looking or expecting
some health issue to be eventually found
out, even though
 doctors have assured you that
you are perfectly fine.

The fear that you have suffocation or breathlessness problem is one of  the issues

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Practice This Visualization Method for Ending Anxious Distress

Anxiety causes an imbalance in your life whereby all of the mental worries creates a top–heavy sensation. All of your focus is moved from the center of your body to the head. Schools of meditation often like to demonstrate various forms of visualization method for ending anxious distress. They often propose the fact that our body often loses balance it is under stress for a longer time.

Here’s how it goes: A demonstration to give you an idea of what it is

A student is asked to come to the front of the group and stand with his legs apart. The teacher then asks the student to focus on a personal worry or concern. Once the student is fixated on the worry‚ the teacher quietly moves to the side of the student and tells him he is going to attempt to push him over. The teacher pushes on the student’s shoulder and is able to topple the student with relative ease.

The same student is then asked to forget the worry and focus his attention on a grounding visualization. The teacher once again attempts to topple the student but finds much more resistance than previously. The student is grounded firmly in place.

The class is given this demonstration to display how important it is to feel grounded and centered in the present and not continuously caught in mental activity.

When we are caught in anxieties‚ fears and phobias a person can feel disconnected from life as they go through life on autopilot.
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What is the Relation between Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks?

Often panic attacks do not manifest alone. There is a phobia that is linked to the experience of panic attacks‚ it is Agoraphobia. In most cases, Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks go hand in hand.

What exactly is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded‚ public places such as shopping markets. It is a fear associated with leaving a safe zone‚ such as the home.

Agoraphobia : Know the right things to get treatment

How does Agoraphobia feel

Because of a feeling of being vulnerable‚ people who experience this fear often suffer from panic attacks with intense symptoms in these “open” situations.

It is true to say many people who have regular panic attacks experience different degrees of agoraphobia. Continue reading

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Emotional Impacts of Generalized Anxiety Disorder


 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects over 4 million adult Americans every year. This is a condition where the person feels extremely worried or anxious on a regular basis.

Exaggerated feelings of worry or anxiety are normal in some situations, but for people who have generalized anxiety disorder or related conditions, the feelings are out of proportion with the situation at hand.

People with generalized anxiety disorder are unable to stop worrying about everyday events and situations and may become overly concerned with money, work, school, health or their families.

They spend their days in constant worry or anxiety over certain situations, and they often end up feeling worn out, depressed, sad, and cannot enjoy relationships or social activities.

They spend their days in constant worry or anxiety over certain situations, and they often end up feeling worn out, depressed, sad, and cannot enjoy relationships or social activities. Continue reading

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