Anxiety & Panic Disorders Articles

5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

5 Ways To Cope With Anxiety That Accompanies Chronic Illness

For many people, fear and chronic illness are simultaneous experiences. The stress of having sickness or pain that lingers over a long period of time can add up, causing you to experience anxiety. Fortunately, you do not have to endure this fear alone and can employ several strategies that help....

Panic:  You Are Not To Blame

Panic: You Are Not To Blame

In our culture people often feel that anxiety is self-inflicted, reflective of a weak personality, and that proper self-discipline can eliminate psychological symptoms. This is NOT TRUE....

The Biochemistry of Panic

The Biochemistry of Panic

Many people who have problems with anxiety and stress seem to have a heightened sensitivity to the environment and react more strongly to the stimuli around them....

The Fight or Flight Response

The Fight or Flight Response

People having panic attacks experience the same physical symptoms as a person in immediate physical danger. Panic attacks are a type of fight/flight response....

Lily's Story: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia

Lily's Story: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia

A few years ago I worked with a young woman named Lily who had developed symptoms of agoraphobia. This is defined as the fear of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing, or where help might not be available in the event of a panic attack....

Conquering Anxiety and Worry

Conquering Anxiety and Worry

Being worried about real things performs a needed function in our lives - it can lead to action. Needless worry, however, is often harmful, adding unwanted stress and even health risks to our lives....

Panic Disorder Treatment

Panic Disorder Treatment

Panic disorder is a chronic, relapsing, often debilitating condition that can have devastating effects on a person's work, family, and social interactions. Because its symptoms may mimic a variety of medical conditions, panic disorder frequently goes undiagnosed....

Mental Health Related Medications

Mental Health Related Medications

Anyone can develop a mental illness you, a family member, a friend, or the fellow down the block. Some disorders are mild, while others are serious and long-lasting. These conditions can be helped. One way an important way is with psychotherapeutic medications....