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Agoraphobia And Panic Attack

// January 20th, 2014 // No Comments » // Autism, Health, Mental Health

First of all, panic disorder shows itself in panic attacks that come at unexpected times and recur fairly frequently. Also, people that have these attacks are usually so traumatized by them that they develop a fear of having another. A panic attack is typically characterized when a person is having and overwhelming sense of panic that is also combined with shortness of breath and an unusually rapidly beating heart. Another part of this disorder includes the constant worry of having a medical condition that medical professionals cannot find, and this worrying usually continues for months.It’s possible to have panic disorder without agoraphobia, but the two are commonly connected.

Agoraphobia is usually combined with panic disorder and it is the fear of having another attack along with extreme avoidance of any situation where one could have another panic attack. There would be an extreme anxiety and fear of any place where the person has had a panic attack or believes strongly that they can have another panic attack. This fear is extreme and no amount of convincing is enough for them to overcome this fear. Eventually the fear becomes generalized to include nearly everything outside of home, especially crowded locations, as these are especially prone to panic attacks.

Herbal Remedy For Anxiety?

// January 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // Autism, Health

Some people simply need to get outside more and enjoy some sunshine and physical activity. These two things can raise serotonin levels in your brain, and this is the “feel good” chemical that people need to enjoy balanced emotions.

Do you get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is a very common problem in today’s society, and it can effect your mood. Worse yet, it might even be harmful for your physical health. Try working out a better sleep schedule to see if that helps. You have probably noticed cranky kids who need a nap. Sometimes adults need a nap too!

There are also some herbal remedies that you can buy in grocery or health food stores. These might include chamomile tea or Valerian. These herbs can help take the edge off a stressful mood or a bad day.

Keep Your Focus Primarily In Front To Avoid Anxiety While Driving

// December 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Autism, Health, Health Conditions, Mental Health

Avoid Constantly Looking Behind!

Constantly looking in your rear view mirror and seeing cars approaching can also contribute to anxiety. Whilst safe driving involves glancing regularly in your mirror and being aware of traffic behind, keep your focus primarily in front.

Choose Your Music Wisely!

Heavy metal or aggressive music will certainly not assist you in reducing stress levels! If you find it helpful to have music on when driving then choose something relaxing, consider classical music or the native flutes.

A Soothing Scent!

Consider using a scent such as lavender or chamomile, known for keeping steady nerves. Place a few drops on a tissue and place it by the air vents.

Remember that there is not one cure that fits all when it comes to anxiety while driving. Experiment with the above tips until you find what works for you.</p>