How to Explain Anxiety Attack Symptoms to Other People

When you are struck by anxiety attacks, you can’t work on anything else. Other people will wonder what is wrong with you, or misjudge that you are making excuses to escape from work or responsibilities. Though it is difficult for those who have not experienced it before to understand what you are coping with, sometimes it is necessary to explain your anxiety attack to the people around you. In some cases, you will also be required to explain them to your consultant physician or psychiatrist in seek of proper treatment. Continue reading “How to Explain Anxiety Attack Symptoms to Other People”

Treating Anxiety with Prozac – Is it Safe?

Anxiety disorders may affect you physically, cognitively, and emotionally. If severe enough, it may also lead to panic attacks, which are very alarming experiences. There are a wide variety of drugs used as treatments for anxiety. The more common and frequently prescribed drug is the fluoxetine hydrochloride, known commonly as Prozac.

Prozac, an oral medicine, is classified under serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), used as antidepressant medications. SSRIs have been proven to be extremely effective in treating anxiety disorders. Prozac has a stronger effect on energy levels compared to other SSRIs, making it greatly effective in treating cases where symptoms of depression and lack of energy are dominant. Despite its stimulating properties, it also works well on panic disorders.

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Panic Attack vs Heart Attack Symptoms– Similar But Not the Same

Chest pain, a fluttering heart, and difficulty to breathe; these symptoms are often linked to a heart attack and it is definitely terrifying for a person experiencing them. So, when a person suffers from palpitations, anxiety, breathlessness and indigestion, these signs are often misread to be symptoms of a heart attack. However, these symptoms may not necessarily be tied to a heart attack; rather it could be signs leading to a panic attack. Naturally people become very fearful of these symptoms as a heart attack is life threatening. But we can have a little ease knowing that panic attacks do not lead to death. While the symptoms may be similar, they are not the same.

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Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks

The term ‘agoraphobia’ is related to open spaces, and people often link it to the fear of being in open environments. However, the definition of agoraphobia is much wider and should not be limited to the fear of open spaces. Agoraphobia is actually a type of anxiety disorder, and it is basically an overwhelming fear of a situation or thing that is perceived to have no way of escape. This phobia causes a person to shun situations, activities or things that he or she fears could cause a panic attack. People with agoraphobia tend to become overly afraid that they will not be able to get out of a particular situation, and even if they could, they perceive it to be extremely embarrassing and difficult. Continue reading “Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks”

Recognizing and Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

It is very common for anyone to feel shy in a new environment, or nervous in front of a crowd of total strangers. It is also very normal for people to feel afraid of embarrassing themselves while giving a speech on stage. It is also equally usual for a person to feel butterflies in the stomach during an interview. However, it is necessary to understand that while these situations seem to happen very naturally, for some, things can actually lead to a psychological state called social anxiety disorder.
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Is Obesity linked to Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorder can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, shape or size. However, there are researches that are pointing towards a connection between obesity and mental health problems.A study by Australian researchers concluded that there is a correlation between obesity and mental health. This study, published by the Australian Health Review, was conducted on more than a thousand volunteers. The obese participants mostly aged 45 and above had reported that emotional problems had a significant effect on their daily working life and social activities. This group of people also showed very low serenity levels, and was less calm compared to those who were smaller in size. This indicates that obese people are more likely to suffer from psychological issues compared to their skinny counterparts.

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Four Important Nutrients Against Anxiety

When the fashion for pencil-thin models gained attention on tabloids and anorexic models became cover girls for top magazines, the cyclic motion of eating disorder began and gained momentum as a worldwide pandemic. Teenagers suffer from a psychological hatred and disgust towards food and many ended up with Bulimia nervosa. Add to that is the constant anxiety attack that may happen due to the lack of strong muscles supporting the heart, and of course, a mental distortion that exaggerates almost every little problem into a potential suicide trigger.There are four main nutrients which the body needs for neurological well being to work against anxiety, and these three are some of the most neglected nutrients among dieters:

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7 Anxiety Diet Tips To Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety attacks’ symptoms differ from one person to another, but they are an experience that one is not likely to forget. In many cases they mimic heart attacks, which is why many panic attack sufferers are rushed to the emergency rooms of the hospitals. In order to reduce the frequency to their occurrences and their severity, apart from consulting a medical professional and acting on his or her recommendations, there is a lot that one can do on his or her own in order to alleviate stress and lessen your worries.

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Top 10 Natural Remedies For Anxiety Disorders

More and more people now opt for herbal or natural remedies for anxiety disorders as our society become very health conscious. Well, here’s some great news for those who would like to treat anxiety without medication. These are some of the most common but effective remedies which are used to treat anxiety all around the world. 

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