Friday, October 05, 2012

Panic And Anxiety Attacks Cure

By Faye Finlay

Panic and anxiety attacks are defined as having episodes whereby you suddenly feel frightened, you might be sweaty, feeling dizzy, pain in the chest and blurred vision. It is usually the body's reaction to a distressing situation. The reaction is normal to experience for everyone but sometimes it actually starts to come very frequently and may even be enough to disable the individual in one way or another e.g. hesitant to go out etc. If you are among those affected, you could be looking for a strategy to cure the attacks. There are 2 different types of alternatives for managing panic attacks.

Counselling Prescribed medication by a doctor

Your medical professional might go through the available treatment options. It is usual to start with counselling first in case your symptoms aren't too severe i.e. not affecting your daily job in any significant way. The type of counselling which is suggested for panic disorder is known as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It entails you having session weekly together with the therapist and he/she attempts to explore your emotions about how precisely you sense when the attack starts and the way your body reacts with it. You can learn that panic attacks are not life threatening. The therapist tries to reproduce the symptoms you get from a panic situation. When they become less threatening to you, you start being able to handle better to teach you ways to alter your behaviour in a way that you can cope with panic attacks the next occasion they happen. It requires a way of thinking 'positively' about issues and situations in a way that rather than getting anxious or worried about them, you can control your feelings to stay calm and hopefully take care of the problem.

Another way of helping people who have anxiety attacks can be joining local or national support groups which focus on helping people to manage their panic disorder and in addition operates as a forum for affected individuals to meet others and talk about their experiences. Using this method, you might resolve that you're not alone and you will probably learn about other people's perspectives regarding how they contend with it. In addition, it guards against you being isolated with no someone to speak with. The groups meet at regular intervals and in some cases they help people over the telephone. If you do not know how to contact them, your counsellor or doctor will have a directory of the organizations in your area. Hopefully you become better with counselling. If you do not recover, it is time to revisit your medical professional. Your next option would be to start medication.

When you start the medication, you would usually have to take it for about 6 - 12 months minimum. You are totally free to use it up until you feel that you will get not very much better from the current degree of improvement. Some individuals may start medication right from the beginning without starting counselling or psychotherapy. Either way is effective i.e. counselling/psychotherapy alone or counselling/psychotherapy

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