In today’s post, I’ll talk about an area of increasing interest and research – the relationship between breathing and panic attacks. Continue reading “Panic & Breathing Irregularities”
Heart pounding, lungs straining, room spinning, a panic attack can make people feel as if they’re about to die. Then, just as suddenly as it begins, it’s over.
What’s happening here?
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America describes a panic attack as the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort. It can happen out of the blue and for no obvious reason when a person is calm, or strike when she’s feeling anxious.
The concept of panic disorder has a very peculiar history. The earliest roots of panic can be found in Greek mythology1. The ‘pan’ in ‘panic’ refers to the Greek god Pan, the god of shepherds and of wild places.
Pan is an interesting character – depicted as having the wooly hindquarters and horns of a goat. Continue reading “Who put the ‘Pan’ in ‘Panic’?”
Palo Alto Health Sciences is starting a blog series about panic attacks, panic disorder, and panic-related conditions. Let’s begin by getting all of us on the same page by defining the panic attack. Panic attacks have three distinct characteristics: 1. An abrupt surge of fear that ordinarily will last for 10 to 30 minutes, 2. A variety of intense and unpleasant physical symptoms, and 3. Fearful psychological experiences related to the attack.
Irritable bowel syndrome, or simply IBS, is a type of gastrointestinal condition that disrupts the colon and causes problems in the digestive system. IBS is estimated to affect close to 20% of US adults. The symptoms of IBS can vary for different people.
Nearly eight in 10 Americans say they feel stress in their daily lives. Dr. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and a world-renowned leader in alternative medicine, sits down with the TODAY team to share easy ways to combat your anxiety.
In celebration of Porter magazine’s fifth anniversary, the publication welcomed Gisele Bündchen, its first-ever cover model and one of the world’s biggest supermodels, back to the front page.
Heart palpitations. Dizziness. Nausea. Numbness. Trouble breathing. Chest pains. An all-encompassing feeling of dread.
Last summer, my husband and I and our two teenage boys flew to Iceland, then England, and then home to Virginia. For me, this was not just a vacation; it was a personal triumph. It was the first time I had flown across the Atlantic in almost two decades.
Continue reading “Grounded by fear: Learn how one woman tackled the panic attacks that kept her from flying.”