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Caring for a friend or family member with panic can be extremely rewarding. You get to see your loved one progress as she works through the recovery process. However, your are also at risk for developing caregiver stress. Learn how you can remain supportive while maintaining your own needs.

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Panic Disorder and Alcohol Use

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Many adults consume alcohol from time-to-time, such as at a celebration dinner, to unwind after work, or simply to enjoy a drink. However, frequent alcohol consumption can become a problem for people with panic disorder. Drinking alcohol to relieve feelings of anxiety and nervousness can lead to increased symptoms and potential problem drinking. Read more...

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Types of Physical Exercise for Panic Disorder

Monday April 14, 2014

Do you regularly participate in a form of physical exercise? If not, now may the time to get started. Research has found that engaging in a regular exercise routine can help alleviate some of the symptoms of panic disorder. Other potential benefits of exercise include decreasing anxiety, improving mood, and promoting an overall sense of wellbeing. For some, regular exercise may also lessen the severity and frequency of panic attacks. Physical exercise has been known to release endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers and stress-reducers. Read more. . . .

Panic Disorder and ADHD

Monday March 24, 2014

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that involves trouble concentrating, restlessness, and difficulty in controlling one's behaviors. Signs of ADHD often first occur in childhood, but it is possible to diagnosed with this condition well into adulthood. Similar to panic disorder, the symptoms of ADHD can greatly diminish a person's quality of life. Additionally, it is possible to be dealing with both the symptoms of panic disorder and ADHD. Some available treatment options may be able to reduce the symptoms of both of these separate mental health disorders. Read more. . .

Panic Disorder and Fibromyalgia

Monday March 10, 2014

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that involves pain and fatigue. This disorder is often misunderstood, as the symptoms of fibromyalgia typically mimic those of other conditions and there is currently no test to accurately determine if a person has fibromyalgia. Even though this condition is associated with numerous misconceptions, it has been estimated that over 6 million Americans are dealing with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  Many people with fibromyalgia are also faced with a co-occurring anxiety disorder, including panic disorder. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to help treat both panic disorder and fibromyalgia. Read more. . .

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Panic Disorder

Monday February 17, 2014

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during certain seasons or times of year. SAD is most commonly seen in the winter months, when the days are shorter and temperatures are colder. Typical symptoms of SAD include decreased energy, social withdrawal, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, and changes in weight and appetite. Depression, including SAD, is a common co-occurring condition among panic disorder sufferers. Fortunately, treatment options are available that can help with the symptoms of both of these conditions. Read more. . .


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