Anxiety Disorders & Panic Attacks

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There are many different kinds of Anxiety disorders:

  • Panic attacks: People suffering from panic attacks will report feelings of sudden fear with no warning. They experience symptoms that include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking or an out of control feeling of “going crazy.” Panic attacks are generally not life threatening but feel as if they may be.  Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, EMDR or emotional freedom techniques are all evidence-based techniques that effectively treat panic attacks .
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) : OCD is an anxiety disorder makes people have thoughts or fears that can result in performing certain rituals or routines. Obsessions, or compulsions can make people develop unreasonable fears that can only be temporary resolved by performing a certain behavior, thought or ritual.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro Feedback are effective treatments for obessive compulsive disorder.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) : PTSD is a common condition can follow a traumatic life event, such abuse, an attack, natural disaster or combat stress. People with PTSD often have persistent fear and frightening memories of the traumatic event that recurs in life situations well after the trauma.  EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Cognitive Behavioral interventions are effective in treating PTSD.
  • Social anxiety disorder : People who suffer from social anxiety feel overwhelmed and self-consciousness in social situations and around groups of people. Social anxiety causes the person to worry about being judged or accepted by others. People might also worry that their normal behavior in a group might lead to embarrassment in front of others. Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Holistic Counseling are all be effective in dealing with social anxiety.
  • Phobias : A specific phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as snakes, heights, or flying. The level of fear is usually inappropriate to the situation and may cause the person to avoid common, everyday situations.  Cognitive Behavioral TherapyPsychotherapy and exposure therapy are proven techniques for treating phobias.