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03
Apr

Understanding Anxiety: The Tips And Tricks To Dealing With Panic Attacks

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When it comes to dealing with mental health problems, it can get tricky to look for a solution to your problems yourself. Even though you might have convinced yourself to look for an anxiety therapist in Charlotte, NC, your anxiety may get the better of you and stop you from making the right decision multiple times. At a time like this, it’s best to try taking one step at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed.

Before getting into the details of dealing with panic attacks and severe anxiety, it’s important to understand what anxiety is in the first place. Although we don’t recommend a self-diagnosis, it can’t hurt to take precautions even if you don’t suffer from a chronic anxiety disorder. Anxiety is known to be a mental disorder that is generally associated with the emotion of fear. However, it cannot be categorized to be as simple as an emotion of fear. Anxiety is a prolonged feeling of irrational fear and can lead to physical distress as well.

Although a feeling of fear over a time of stress over future-related activities might just be the result of a simple human sense of worry, you can tag it to be a chronic disorder only once it begins to persist for longer periods than usual. Once anxiety overtakes the entirety of your being, you will find it hindering your daily life as you fail to feel comfortable in your own skin. As with every disease, anxiety builds through the repeated occurrences of small activities over several years. More often than not, anxiety forms as a result of a single traumatic event. The impact of this grows to be felt over other activities and can make getting out of the bed seem like an impossible task at best.

Anxiety can be generalized into 6 different types: Generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Every form of anxiety has its own set of specifications, however, we will be concentrating on the aspects of the ‘panic disorder.’

A panic disorder is a sudden, intense rush of fear, panic, and stress, all at once. Even though these begin with a surge of emotions, they can expand into physical symptoms of tightening of the chest, sweating profusely, having difficulty breathing, and the heart’s pounding. If the panic attack escalates further, it can make you feel as if you’re going to die, but it definitely will not kill you. A few tips and tricks to dealing with a panic disorder include:

  • The first step to a panic disorder will always be the process of leveling your breath. Several videos are presented on platforms like Youtube to allow you to understand how deep your breathing should be during a panic attack to allow yourself to go back to normal.
  • Bring yourself to focus on a particular point or object. The easiest form of distracting yourself from a panic attack is by focusing on an object around you.
  • Last but not least, the scent of lavender can be quite relaxing during a stressful time. If possible, keep a lavender scent in your room at all times to promote a comforting atmosphere.

Even though there are methods to deal with anxiety by oneself, they aren’t necessarily permanent measures. At Craig Counseling PLLC, you can find the best therapists in Charlotte, NC, that can help you get to the root cause of your anxiety.

Individuals tend to treat mental health as a stigma, but as with any physical disorder that exists, mental health is important, too. The better you treat yourself, the healthier you will be. Recognition of a problem and working to fix it is the heart of a permanent solution.

 

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