Coping With Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorder
Coping With Panic Attacks an Anxiety is Easy When You Have Effective Resources
Coping with anxiety is as important now in our modern society as it has ever been.
We may not have the physical dangers of our ancestors, but dealing with our careers, money, relationships and juggling our daily schedule can create chronic stress, anxiety and panic attacks, if these situations are not kept in perspective and managed accordingly.
There are a number of effective methods for coping with anxiety. There are also things you can do to minimize the contributing factors to panic attacks.
Known recreational and medicinal drugs that can contribute to stress include:
- cold remedies
- diet pills
- bronchiodilators for asthma
- tricyclic antidepressants
- ADHD medications
- thyroid medications
Where possible a gradual reduction in any of the above can reduce the side effects and symptoms of increased anxiety levels.
Insufficient levels of B12 due to poor diet may also contribute to stress or anxiety.
Most common are specific event triggers like public speaking, taking a test, flying etc., If the cause is recognized then that event can avoided or dealt with in a number of ways.
On rare occasions anxiety and inappropriate stress levels can be the symptoms of a physical condition like a tumor of the adrenal gland.
With discipline and a well formulated plan it is possible to regain a successful and productive lifestyle free from anxiety.
Coping With Anxiety and Panic Attacks is a Natural Process
Stress is a natural part of life and everybody has a different way of handling it.
It starts with a thought but is made physically real by the bodies reaction to that thought. As you contemplate the thought your nervous system reacts and sends signals throughout your body, particularly to your stomach to where there is the greatest number of nerve endings
Coping with panic attacks and anxiety is not just a matter of avoiding the triggering thought. In fact to try and not think about something you first have to think about the thing you’re not supposed to think about! Right now, try not to think about a great white shark.
What you can do, is to train yourself to react differently to these thoughts. You must allow the the thoughts and then gradually change how you feel about them. That way it doesn’t matter how often the thoughts return. We need to break the cycle of anxiety by changing the way we react.
We all have fleeting thoughts that are scary and many would consider quite mad. You can re-learn how to take them for what they are and let them pass.