Agora-what? Agoraphobia is when you fear having a panic attack in a place or situation that is difficult to escape from or where help may not be available. Continue reading “The world can seem like a scary place, and many people find it hard to leave the security of their own home each day.”
As humans, our relationship to flight has changed dramatically in the last century. Air travel has developed from a fantasy into a common and widely used mode of transportation. Continue reading “Most of us take flying for granted. But there are many people who experience such overwhelming fear they cannot board a plane without having a panic attack.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.