How to Stop Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Your heart is pounding fast and you are feeling dizzy. It seems as though you have to sit down in order for you not to fall. You are having trouble catching your breath. You are experiencing a numbing feeling in your hands and feet. There is a tightening pressure in your chest area. You think you may be on the verge of a heart attack. You think something is really wrong with you; however, you are far from dying. Anxiety is a mental disorder in which a person fears just about anything and they think every outcome will turn out for the worst. This fear is frightening because it is so intense and they always fear that someone is after them.

Table of Contents
Anxiety—What Is It? ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
Causes Of Anxiety ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Who Suffers From Anxiety? ………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Other Forms Of Anxiety Attacks/Disorders …………………………………………………………….. 6
Panic Disorder And Panic Attacks ……………………………………………………………………….. 11
Getting Help………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
Medication And Treatment ………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
Psychotherapy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Alternative Treatments ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
How To Make Your Treatment More Effective ……………………………………………………… 21
Panic Attacks That Are Left Untreated …………………………………………………………………. 22
How To Prevent Panic Attacks …………………………………………………………………………….. 22
How To Lend Your Support ………………………………………………………………………………… 23
Resources ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25