I recently returned from a wonderful first trip to Iceland. Near our cabin at the base of an extinct volcano, I found a lake where I could try my luck fly fishing. In the process of learning about fishing in Lake Baularvallatvatn, I discovered a fascinating legend about a farm nearby. Continue reading “Panic in the Land of Fire and Ice”
Panic disorder is a syndrome characterized by spontaneous and recurrent episodes of incapacitating anxiety. It typically emerges during adolescence or early adulthood and can take an exhausting emotional and physical toll on the body. Physical symptoms can include heart palpitations, sweating and/or chills, trouble breathing and dizziness, nausea and even chest pain.
While significant progress in both diagnosis and treatment has been made with panic disorder, a lot is still not known about what triggers these panic symptoms. There is evidence that a pH inbalance disruption in the body, known as acidosis, can unexpectedly cause the panic attack.
Read Full Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170824101809.htm
In yet another first for a senior member of the royal family, Prince Harry has given an extensive TV interview in which he described in excruciating detail the panic attacks he suffered following the death of Princess Diana.
In the interview for the Army channel Forces TV, Harry says that he would suffer appalling panic attacks that made his body feel like “a washing machine” every time he found himself in a room full of people.
Read Full Article: https://www.thedailybeast.com/prince-harry-on-panic-attacks-were-all-mental
In the last post, I summarized Dr. Klein’s intriguing theory1 about what causes a panic attack. Simply put, over-sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) leads to respiratory irregularities that Continue reading “What research says about panic and carbon dioxide hypersensitivity”
This puppy was adopted and returned three times — then he met Morgan, who needed a service dog to help her cope with panic attacks. They are so perfectly matched to each other, it’s unreal.
Read Full Article: https://www.thedodo.com/videos/close-to-home/this-dog-stops-his-moms-panic-attacks
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.
Read Full Article: https://www.thegirlfriend.com/article/years-panic-attacks-finally-tamed-anxiety-beast/
I have a panic disorder and, unfortunately, that means I sometimes become panicked for no particular reason. Having a panic attack, especially if it’s in a public place, can be embarrassing enough as it is so please be empathetic. I know it will pass but in moments of panic I can forget that. Know that these attacks are scary and real to me even if they are all in my head.
Read Full Article: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/help-me-during-panic-attack?fbclid=IwAR3f06pslN777Gv9c3OUmJDi2uu3VTzZyMQ1421yzL15b4l9fVsDFCHKj9U
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.
Read Full Article: https://www.today.com/health/what-panic-attack-symptoms-causes-treatment-more-t132084
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’?”