Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

The world has become both more stressed out and anxious. There are seemingly endless tasks to complete and everyone experiences the pressure of short deadlines. Working long hours, keeping up with social obligations and constantly having bad news delivered through 24-hour networks makes is very hard to relax.

The words stress and anxiety are thrown around a lot, given our environment. But even though anxiety and stress are often experienced together, are these two emotions the same? Read more

How to Stop a Panic Attack in 6 Steps

During a panic attack, your entire body is on high alert. Your heart is pounding and you are breathing fast and shallow. Your thoughts are racing, and you can’t think straight. The physical symptoms of a panic attack are real and intense. A panic attack can truly throw off the rest of your day. It’s understandable that you’d want to learn how to stop a panic attack.

At the peak of a panic attack, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do. Don’t get discouraged. There are techniques you can leverage to reduce the severity of your panic attack, and even stop it altogether. Read more

How Long Do Panic Attacks Last?

Panic attacks can make you feel as though your world is collapsing. While you’re in the middle of one, all you can think about is how long it will last and how to stop it. Focusing on it so intently can cause you to become even more panicked. It seems like the worse thing that’s ever happened to you, and you think it’ll last forever. You may even go to the emergency room out of fear for your life.

While panic attacks can feel catastrophic, they don’t last long. Once you learn what to expect, you can find ways to work through and recover from episodes of panic, recovering more quickly and get back to living your life. Read more

Anxiety Attack vs. Panic Attack: What are the Differences?

Many people use the terms “anxiety attack” and “panic attack” interchangeably to describe the same experience. When it comes to an anxiety attack vs. panic attack, can you use whichever word you want?

These two terms do not actually refer to the same thing. While they share some similarities, there are also differences between the two experiences.

Once you understand how they differ, you’ll be better equipped to use the right term for the right situation. Read more

Can Anxiety Kill You?

Your heart is racing, you feel like the room is closing in around you and you’re having a hard time breathing. You’re experiencing chest pain and tightness. You worry you might be having a heart attack and you head to the hospital. But after waiting there for several hours, healthcare providers tell you that it’s just anxiety, and that you should go home and get some rest. But do you still wonder: can anxiety kill you?

Many people with anxiety feel like they are dying when they have an anxiety attack. But anxiety cannot kill you. This article will talk about this common fear, why it happens, and what you can do about it in the future. Read more

Panic Attack Help For Sufferers: How To Recognize and Manage a Panic Attack

Have you ever experienced a dramatic physical expression of anxiety? Symptoms might include trouble breathing, chest pain, racing heartbeat, and blurred vision. This is a panic attack. Read more

What Causes a Panic Attack?

You’re going about your day, maybe even feeling pretty good about things, when all of a sudden, this sense of impending doom comes over you. Your heart is beating fast, your body is shaking, and you feel like you can’t breathe. This sudden onset of impending doom is called a panic attack.

This article will cover the symptoms of a panic attack, what causes them, and what you can to to mitigate their effect on you. Read more

How Do I Care for Myself After an Anxiety Attack?

Those who suffer from anxiety attacks can experience them at any time and in any place. Maybe you’re on the bus trying to get home after a long day of work when your chest tightens and your breathing speeds up. Perhaps you’re taking time to visit family when your throat clenches and you start to shake. When you’re in the middle of this period of high anxiety, it’s hard to think about anything else. Your instinct is to run away, so that no one will think poorly of you. Maybe you want to go somewhere and hide until the symptoms start to fade. Read more

Panic Attack Symptoms: What Are They and What to do About Them

Panic attacks are frightening experiences. Your heart is pumping, you’re sweating, and you may be shivering all over. Knowing for sure that you are having a panic attack isn’t easy in the moment. In fact, many people mistakenly assume that they are having heart attacks when their first panic attack occurs.

However, panic attacks are not life-threatening. Knowing the signs of a panic attack can help you better understand what is affecting you, and help keep things in perspective when a panic attack hits.

This article will go through everything you need to know on panic attacks: what they are, what are the symptoms, and how to manage them.

What is a Panic Attack?

To understand a panic attack, we are going to look back in time to when humans first started roaming the earth. By the time we started hunting and foraging, the only human tools for self-defense were our senses and physical capabilities. Nowadays, humanity has the benefit of a wide array of sophisticated laws and services protecting them. For better or for worse, that primal ability to quickly respond to danger has stayed with us to this very day.

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