After years of panic attacks, Charyn finally tamed the #anxiety beast. Here’s exactly how she did it. And you can too.

Posted On January 11, 2020

I don’t remember when I had my first panic attack. Oddly, it didn’t coincide with the loss of my mother at the age of 17 or the deep-seated spells of major depression in my mid-20s. These mood-crushing moments seemed to rear their debilitating powers a decade or so later.

According to the mental health charity Mind, a panic attack is an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear or stress. When faced with a potentially threatening situation, the body gears itself up for danger by producing adrenaline for “fight or flight.” But if we produce too much, the surplus floods the body, causing feelings of absolute terror.

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