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People who live with anxiety and panic know that panic and anxiety attacks are real. Unfortunately, not everyone understands that panic attacks and anxiety attacks are legitimate physical and emotional experiences. Recently, I was watching a show in which a character’s doctor informed him that he had had a panic attack. When this character told his sister, she exclaimed in disbelief, “Are those a thing? I thought panic attacks were something made up by celebrities for attention.” To help increase understanding, I offer an explanation for why panic attacks and anxiety attacks are real.
Try not to focus on the things you can’t change right now. Instead, focus on the things you can control.
Never be afraid to reach out for help; whether you use virtual therapy or choose to call a hotline, stay connected.
And remember that it will get better if we stay connected.
As a child, Reginald Howard struggled with destructive visions, moments where he imagined destroying the shelves at the corner store or pushing another child down, but when he tried to identify what was happening, his mother attributed it to his “Howard blood.
You can learn how to stop panic attacks and take back control of your life. You must first learn how to eliminate your physical symptoms of panic attacks, and then pinpoint the source of your panic or anxiety. Once you've identified the source of your fear, you can stop panic attacks and enjoy a higher quality of life, free of debilitating anxieties and terror.
Symptoms of GAD include restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension, and irritability. There are many ways to treat these symptoms.
For communities of color and especially for Black men, quality mental health resources are scarce, some area therapists said after Walter Wallace Jr. was fatally shot by police in West Philadelphia.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This year’s protests, triggered by the death of George Floyd, prompted critical conversations about race and racism in this country. While many community groups have worked to bring people of all races together to talk, some mental health experts say that to move forward we also need to have separate conversations.
What is Anxiety and Depression?
Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. At any point in time, 3 to 5 percent of people suffer from major depression; the lifetime risk is about 17 percent.