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Generalized Anxiety Disorders

What Exactly Is Happening to My Body during a Panic Attack

Panic attacks are very uncomfortable, but they are not dangerous. They are produced by a firing of your body’s “fight or flight” response system, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. This response is supposed to happen when you are confronted by a lion or a bear. In fact, if you were confronted by a […]

What is the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack?

The terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” are used interchangeably in popular culture, but they have very specific and different meanings to psychiatrists, so I’d like you to know what the difference is too. It’s important to know whether you are having and anxiety attack or a panic attack because it will affect the type […]

“Why I Specialize in Anxiety – Introduction to Dr. Lindsay Kiriakos”

I come from a family of psychiatrists (both my father and my sister are psychiatrists) so you could say that psychiatry was in my blood to begin with. But more importantly with respect to anxiety, I was a painfully shy kid and so I had to live with anxiety on a daily basis from an […]

Anxiety disorder can rob children of their voices

The disorder still is referred to as “rare,” but the latest figures from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry show that about seven in 1,000 children are believed to suffer from selective mutism. MANSFIELD, Texas – Emily Chapline loves books and the color pink. She bosses her 5-year-old brother, Blake. She can tear […]

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