Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Anxiety—What Is It?
Your heart is pounding fast and you are feeling dizzy. It seems as though you have to sit
down in order for you not to fall. You are having trouble catching your breath. You are
experiencing a numbing feeling in your hands and feet.
There is a tightening pressure in your chest area. You think you may be on the verge of a
heart attack. You think something is really wrong with you; however, you are far from
Anxiety is a mental disorder in which a person fears just about anything and they think
every outcome will turn out for the worst. This fear is frightening because it is so intense
and they always fear that someone is after them.
If you have any type of disorder that is associated with anxiety, then your mind will
always be focused on being scared for no reason. You will always feel that there is no
solution to your unfounded fear and that there is no way out.
You feel paralyzed as though you can’t do anything. Basically, you are frozen with fear.
This disorder can attack at any time.
Anxiety disorder is more than just one action. Anxiety disorder has different sub-
disorders that can fit under this. For instance, there are panic attacks, obsessive
compulsive disorder and others that are related to the anxiety disorder family.
There are many people all over that suffer from anxiety attacks. If you are not afflicted
with them, you may know someone who is. If it is you, you need to know how to help
yourself. If it’s someone else, you need to know how to help them. You will have to be
understanding and help them to get the treatment and support that they need to combat
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