Monday, April 8, 2013

Dealing With Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are terrible, uncomfortable moments. They can be even worse if you don't have any plan for dealing with them. Once you've had one, you never want to have one again; still, it's a good idea to plan for the future. Here are some good ways to deal with panic attacks.

Are you finding that no techniques are working to battle against your anxiety and panic attacks? How much time are you giving each to work? Sometimes it could take multiple tries for a technique to really work, but if you don't give it a chance you'll end up bypassing it without giving it a chance.

Find a counselor who specializes in anxiety and panic disorders to help you manage your stress and learn to cope with attacks. Talking to a professional can help you understand the root causes of your panic disorder, and can give you a neutral outlet for solving stressful problems that contribute to your panic attacks.

Focus on something that you have control over. If you find yourself in the midst of a panic attack, separate your mind from the situation. Focus on something that you can control - think about your family members, think about something funny that has happened to you recently, plan tonight's meal in your mind - anything that will prevent you from thinking about the panic that you are feeling. Quite often you will find that this reduces the length of the attack.

Use these tips the next time you have a panic attack, and see which method works best for you. No one wants to have panic attacks, but knowing what you will do if you have one can provide some relief and comfort. Panic attacks can be uncomfortable, but if you have a plan in place they can be bearable.

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