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Katharina  Star, Ph.D.

Labeling and Blame

By October 2, 2011

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Do you ever blame yourself for your struggle with panic attacks? Have you ever negatively labeled yourself hurtful names, such as "crazy"? Panic disorder is a condition that often involves many negative thinking patterns, known as cognitive distortions.

Blame and labeling are the last two cognitive distortions to be featured on the blog. As a person with panic disorder, you may blame yourself or others for your fears and anxiety. You may even unfairly call yourself damaging labels due to your frustration over your symptoms and struggles. Blaming and labeling can contribute to low self-esteem and elevated levels of anxiety.

Find out how to stop labeling and blaming yourself. Check out the full articles:

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