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How to Deal with and Prevent Panic Attacks

You’re going about your day when suddenly – and for no apparent reason – a sense of overwhelming fear kicks in.  Your heart rate spikes, breathing becomes difficult, you feel like you might faint, and there’s a sense that you’ve lost control.  “What’s wrong with me?”, you might be thinking.  “Am I having a heart attack? Am I going to die?”  Your fears about what’s happening only make things worse.  You decide to check yourself in to the ER, only to be told that there’s nothing wrong with your health – and that you might only be experiencing anxiety. Read more

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When a Fear Becomes a Phobia

We can all identify certain things we are afraid of.  Public speaking, snakes, heights, spiders, social situations, enclosed spaces, flying, clowns, and injections (think flu shot) are among some of the most commonly reported fears.  When it comes to these fears, there’s a spectrum of fright intensity that ranges from intense dislike to total avoidance of anything that has to do with the thing or the situation that causes the fearful emotional response.  In the most severe cases, contact with anything associated with the anxiety-provoking stimulus can cause an extremely anxious response or panic attack that usually leads to doing whatever necessary to separate oneself from the place or situation.  This is called a phobia.  Read more

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Ten Simple Tricks to Stay “Stuck”

This week I thought I’d stay on the theme, similar to “foolproof ways to increase anxiety” and “surefire …

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15 Foolproof Ways to Increase Anxiety!

In my last blog post, I shared “15 Surefire ways to stay nice and depressed”…So this week I thought I’d …

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15 Surefire ways to stay nice and Depressed

If you’re looking for some Surefire ways to stay depressed or to increase symptoms of depression, you’ve come …