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Katharina  Star, Ph.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Katharina Star, Ph.D.

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    • Do Your Thoughts Cause Panic Disorder? Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Your negative thinking patterns are contributing to panic disorder. Learn how your thoughts cause panic disorder and what you can do to change your mind.
    • Medications and Serotonin Syndrome Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the increased risk of serotonin syndrome as a result of combining certain antidepressants with certain headache medications. But, the li...
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms and Anxiety Disorders Created: Monday, July 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances are common medical conditions that often include stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting. Here you will find information about how GI...
    • How to Tell the Difference Between an Anger Attack and a Panic Attack Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Researchers have conducted studies on what they term “anger attacks” in depressed and anxious individuals. They conclude that there are certain similarities between anger attacks and pa...
    • Multiaxial Diagnostic System of the DSM-IV-TR Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The DSM-IV-TR uses a five level diagnostic system to classify illnesses and disorders. Here you will learn about the five axis criteria used by mental health professionals."
    • Prozac (fluoxetine) Created: Sunday, October 19, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Prozac (fluoxetine) is an SSRI antidepressant commonly used for the treatment of panic disorder and other anxiety disorders. Here you will find information about Prozac (fluoxetine), including its side effects.
    • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of antidepressants that were developed in the 1950s. They may be used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, especially when treatment with ...
    • Depersonalization, Derealization and Panic Disorder Created: Monday, November 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Depersonalization and derealization can be symptoms of a panic attack or extreme anxiety. These symptoms can be very disturbing, and leave you wondering if you are going insane. But, rest assured y...
    • Using a Thought Record for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      People with panic disorder are often prone to negative thoughts. Learn how to use a thought record to manage anxiety and negative thinking patterns.
    • Cognitive Restructuring Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      People with mood and anxiety disorders are susceptible to negative thought patterns, known as cognitive distortions. These habitual and pessimistic ways of thinking may be contributing to your pani...
    • The Impact of Panic Disorder on Social Relationships Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Panic Disorder can have a profound impact on social relationships. This article is for family and friends who are interested in helping a loved one with panic disorder. Listed here are some Do's and Don'ts to minimize the possible negative impact of panic disorder on social relationships.
    • Art Therapy for Anxiety Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Art therapy makes use of creative expression, such as drawing, painting, or collage, to assist in emotional healing. Learn how art therapy can help in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder."<...
    • Distraction Techniques for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Distraction techniques can help keep your mind off panic disorder and the associated string emotions. Learn how to use the distraction technique for panic disorder.
    • Neuron Created: Monday, October 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Definition of neuron. Panic Disorder.
    • Living with an Anxiety Disorder Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Living with an anxiety disorder has its challenges. However, you can still live the life you want despite your panic disorder symptoms. Learn some tips to help you effectively manage life with pani...
    • Anxiety and Panic Attack Diary Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Tracking your anxiety and other panic symptoms may help you to understand more about your triggers and assist in managing your symptoms. Learn how to use an anxiety and panic attack to track your s...
    • The Agoraphobic's Safe Zone Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you have agoraphobia, avoidance behaviors often multiply quickly, and daily life becomes defined by a “safe zone.” The safe zone includes the places, situations or events that bring...
    • How Can I Stop Weight Gain From Antidepressants? Created: Saturday, January 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      One common and troubling side effect with antidepressant therapy is weight gain. Learn the steps you can take to deal with this troubling side effect." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Cognitive behavioral therapy is commonly used for the treatment of panic disorder. Here you will find information about CBT along with some of the CBT techniques that may behelpful in the treatmen...
    • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Created: Sunday, February 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Rational emotive behavior therapy - REBT – is a cognitive behavioral technique developed by Dr. Albert Ellis. REBT is known to be effective for the treatment a variety of anxiety disorders, ...
    • Systematic Desensitization Exercise Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Systematic Desensitization is a technique used to manage anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. Here you will find information about how to use systematic desensitization to conquer your fears."
    • How To Reframe Your Negative Thoughts Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Reframing is a self-help technique that can assist you in overcoming negative thoughts. Listed here are steps to get you started on reframing.
    • Reframing Negative Thoughts Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Reframing is a cognitive behavioral technique that can assist in reducing anxiety and other panic-related symptoms. Learn more about reframing for panic disorder.
    • I Can’t Breathe! Created: Sunday, September 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      During a panic attack, have you ever felt like you could not breathe? Shortness of breath is a common symptom of overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks. Find out why it feels like you can't breathe...
    • What is Agoraphobia? Created: Thursday, June 05, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The literal meaning of the word agoraphobia, and how it is related to panic disorder." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Mental filters are a type of cognitive distortion common among those with panic disorder, depression, and other anxiety-related disorders. Learn more about mental filters and panic disorder. Plus, ...
    • Dating Someone with Panic Disorder Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Dating someone with panic disorder can present some unique challenges. It can also be a very rewarding experience. Learn some tips to help you in dating someone with panic disorder."
    • How Is Panic Disorder Diagnosed? Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Learn what you need to know about how panic disorder is diagnosed." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Serotonin syndrome, or serotonin toxicity, is a rare condition caused by dangerously high levels of serotonin in the brain. It can be potentially life-threatening. It is generally caused by mixi...
    • Biological Theories of Panic Disorder Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A discussion of the biological theories of the cause of panic disorder." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Can your negative thinking be contributing to your panic disorder symptoms? Learn all about the 10 most common negative thinking patterns that can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
    • Use Thought Stopping to Reduce Anxiety Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      One effective and quick technique to help you with the intrusive negative thoughts and worry that often accompany panic disorder, anxiety and agoraphobia is called “thought stopping.” ...

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