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10 Things To Do And Not To Do During An Anxiety Attacks

Apr 25, 2008
Most of us came across an anxiety attacks at one time or another in our life. Strangely enough we didn't even know that we were under anxiety attacks. What are the do's and don'ts when we are under attacks?

1) Please calm yourself since you are not dying.

If you are thinking that you are going to die, then it will aggravate more fear which lead to more anxiety. It is going to make your situations worse rather than solving it.

2) Take a deep breath from your abdomen. Breathing from your chest under this condition will make your anxiety attacks even worse.

Breathing from the chest during an anxiety attacks will make you feel dizzy and also numbness in certain parts of the body. You are supposed to take a deep breath from the abdomen.

3) Please keep negative thought out of your mind.

It is natural for you to have negative thought during the attack such as I am fainting now or I cannot breathe. Try to turn the situation around since negative thinking will breed fear and worsen your situation.

4) Think positively and talk positively to yourself.

Positive thinking would help yourself to overcome your anxiety problem easier. Tell yourself that this is just temporary and you are going to get through this soon.

5) Get help from the health care professionals

There are a lot of help available from health care professionals in many area of expertise relating to mental health. Professionals in this area includes psychologist, psychiatrist, social workers and counselors.

6) Don't keep the anxiety problems to yourself. Share with your loved one and your close friends.

Getting your problems out of your chest would relieve half of your burden. People who are close to you could provide comfort and help to alleviate your problems.

7) It is very important to strictly follow your health care providers professionals advice. Take your medication on time and follow all the program that was scheduled for you.

8) Don't be helpless.

You have all the help you need out there. Put yourself together. Take charge of yourself, be positive get into action gear and go. You have the right to live a happy and worry free life.

9) Good news, you are not alone.

There are many support groups that are available in your area that you may not aware of. They are people that are facing the same challenge as you. Join them and be an active participant so that you could benefit from their resources.

10) Start educating yourself about anxiety and panic attacks.

There are abundant of learning materials that you can benefit from. Countless to say from printed materials such as books and magazines to electronic materials such as CD's and DVD's
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