Category Archives: Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Coping With Anxiety

Divorce, layoffs, threat of terrorism — there’s plenty of anxiety around for everyone these days. And very often, the source is something we can’t change. How do you know when it’s time to get help dealing with your anxieties? To better understand the underpinnings of anxiety — and how to better cope — WebMD turned […]

Marked for Mayhem

Street criminals are selective about their victims. Unfortunately, many of us unwittingly give off signals that mark us as easy targets.   Midnight in New Orleans. Lisa Z. was walking home from the French Quarter hotel where she works when three men stepped around a corner and stopped in front of her. When she tried […]

Help for Panic Attacks and Panic Anxiety

  By Peter Strong, Ph.D. Created Jan 31 2011 – 1:07pm Panic disorder affects between 3 and 6 million Americans, and is twice as common in women. We all experience panic at some time in our lives, but those suffering from panic disorder experience panic attacks on a daily basis, and this form of anxiety […]

The Fear of Fear Itself

    It can come out of nowhere. You’re shopping for groceries or buckling your seat belt when suddenly your muscles contract and your heart begins to pound. Panic attacks can be both bewildering and terrifying, but they’re not unusual. An estimated 2.4 million people experience one every year. It may begin as tightness in […]

Writing about worries eases anxiety and improves test performance

 Students can combat test anxiety and improve performance by writing about their worries immediately before the exam begins, according to a University of Chicago study published Friday in the journal Science. Researchers found that students who were prone to test anxiety improved their high-stakes test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given […]

Anxiety Disorders

There are many types of anxiety disorders that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, […]

New Study Finds New Connection Between Yoga and Mood

Woman practicing yoga. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety.  ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2010) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of […]

Nine Myths About Panic Disorder

  Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Unfortunately, the general public still doesn’t understand much about anxiety or the debilitating panic attacks that can occur at any time. The misinformation and myths surround panic disorder can stop a person from seeking treatment and further the feelings of isolation. Below are some common myths about panic disorder to […]

Panic Disorder and the Web

Using The Web To Treat Panic Disorder   An online treatment system for patients suffering with panic disorder and anxiety problems combine biofeedback therapy with web technologies and allows patients and medical professionals to communicate effectively, according to research published in the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining.

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