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10 Methods for Dealing with a Panic Attack

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Man having a panic attackThe New Harbinger Publications book ‘PsychSolve’ says that “by some estimates, approximately two million adults in the United States suffer with panic disorder each year.”

A panic attack will differ individually, but they are deeply unpleasant and, given that they can strike at any time under any circumstances, can be extremely debilitating.

Normal signs of a panic attack can include but are not limited to:

  • Overwhelming feelings of fear, dread and loss of control
  • Nausea and/or dizziness
  • Increased heartrate
  • Tight chest, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Changes in temperature

Recurring panic attacks could be a sign of a serious mental health issue and ought to be addressed by a psychiatrist or therapist.

But here is a list of suggestions that can help anyone who needs short term help with managing a panic attack.
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Hodophobia: What It Is and How to Treat It

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Hodophobia - fear of travelHodophobia is, to put it simply, the fear of travelling.

There are many ways it manifests itself, and through many symptoms. For some, this fear is localized only for specific trips and methods of transportation. Others fear any and all kinds of trips.

So, for example, one individual may be afraid of even leaving their home at all, while others simply can’t stand travelling by train.

A sad part of this condition is that there are many people who actually do wish they could travel, to see new places and meet new people, but are simply too afraid to even try.

Now, what causes Hodophobia is a bit more difficult to describe. The causes can be many, from a general need to always feel in control, to past trauma, to a part of some larger issue.
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5 Easiest Ways to Improve Your Mental Health According to Research

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happy coupleDo you want to live a happy and healthy life? That may sound like a silly question because nobody is going to answer in the negative. And yet, very few people manage to live their lives to the fullest.

This is because one in five US adults suffer from a mental illness.[1] This doesn’t include everyday stress, anxiety, and the negative feelings almost everybody experiences during their life.

People suffering from psychological issues cannot make the right decisions, work productively, and deal with the challenges life throw at them. This is why it is important to take care of your mental health and in this article, I am going to share five scientific ways to do that.
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8 Tips for Creating New and Positive Mental Health Habits

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winning success woman sunsetManaging a behavioral health condition is an ongoing process. For those suffering from social anxiety, depression, or any other behavioral health condition, managing and reducing symptoms can be even more difficult.

It often requires overcoming challenges, both large and small, daily.

One of the most important goals you can set is to develop new habits that help promote positive emotional growth and mental health. Good habits are the cornerstone of healthy well-being.

Here are some of the ways you can create new everyday habits that can help you:
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Why Exercise May Disrupt Sleep and Cause Anxiety

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Woman in gym restingI was waking up in the night filled with anxiety. Why am I awake again? I have always been a great sleeper. The red lights on my alarm clock would stare back at me as I continued to roll around with panic. Was something wrong with me?

My workouts and training involve strict eating guidelines. I’m dedicated to a “T” as my health remains one of the most important aspects of my life.

Night after night, however, I was watching my alarm clock read 2:32 A.M. I knew something was wrong. Turns out, after 2 months of trying this and that, my body was waking me up to eat!

Between the stomach growls and a closer analysis of my calorie consumption, I was not eating enough calories to maintain my muscle composition and reach my restorative sleep cycle.
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