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Katharina  Star, Ph.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Katharina Star, Ph.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Prozac (fluoxetine) Created: Sunday, October 19, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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.
    • Shortness of Breath: Panic Disorder and Hyperventilation Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many people with panic disorder experience shortness of breath or sensations that they are smothering. Most people describe this as a feeling that they can’t get enough air into ...
    • Top 12 Symptoms of Panic Attacks Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do you think you have experienced the symptoms of a panic attack? Panic attacks are the main symptom of panic disorder and are characterized by a variety of physical, emotional, and mental indicato...
    • Physical Symptoms of Panic and Anxiety Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, are characterized by many uncomfortable physical symptoms. Additionally, there are numerous co-occurring conditions that are frequently experienced by t...
    • Aromatherapy for Panic Disorder Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions. Some scents may even help in reducing stress and anxiety. Learn more about aromatherapy for panic disorder.
    • Acupuncture for Panic Disorder Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Acupuncture is a type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Acupuncture may help reduce feelings of nervousness, fearful thoughts,...
    • What Are the Symptoms of Panic Disorder? Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Recurring panic attacks are the hallmark features of panic disorder. The symptoms are sudden and intense feelings of terror, fear or apprehension." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Maladaptive Behavior Created: Sunday, July 13, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What is maladaptive behavior? Panic Disorder.
    • Multiaxial Diagnostic System of the DSM-IV-TR Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 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."
    • The Psychological and Health Consequences of Loneliness Created: Monday, January 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Loneliness have been linked to a variety of mental and physical health issues. Here's an overview of the disease and tips on what you can do." itemprop="description" Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Relaxation techniques reduce tension in the body and mind, and help manage panic disorders and attacks. Here are tips on relaxation techniques for anxiety.
    • Deep Breathing for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Deep breathing exercises are one of the most common relaxation techniques used to calm panic and anxiety symptoms." itemprop="description">> Monday, July 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If you have panic disorder, you may experience frequent headache symptoms. These symptoms can range from moderate throbbing to a debilitating migraine." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Lactic Acid Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Lactic acid is produced in the muscles when glucose is broken down during strenuous muscular activity. It has been implicated as a trigger for anxiety.
    • Panic Disorder and the Workplace Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Panic disorder can be a challenging condition to cope with. You may have found that your symptoms can be especially difficult to manage while at work.
    • Why Do I Feel Like I Can’t Breathe? Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Anxiety can cause symptoms of breathlessness. Most people describe this as a feeling that they can’t get enough air into their lungs or a sensation of smohthering. Why does this happen? Wha...
    • Anxiety Attacks Versus Panic Attacks: What's the Difference? Created: Friday, July 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      The terms anxiety attack and panic attack are often used interchangeably. But, is there a difference between panic and anxiety? Find out the similarities and differences of these closely related ...
    • Making the Most Out of Group Therapy for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Group therapy can help you manage your panic disorder symptoms. Learn 5 tips to help you get the most out of group therapy for panic disorder.
    • Living with an Anxiety Disorder Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 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...
    • Neuron Created: Monday, October 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definition of neuron. Panic Disorder.
    • The Agoraphobic's Safe Zone Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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...
    • Systematic Desensitization Exercise Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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."
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder Created: Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 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, ...
    • How Can I Stop Weight Gain From Antidepressants? Created: Saturday, January 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Panic Attacks and Social Events Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Social events can be challenging to attend when you are dealing with panic and anxiety. Learn how to cope with panic attacks in social situations.
    • Types of Exercise to Alleviate the Symptoms of Panic Disorder Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Exercise can be a proactive way to manage your anxiety and other panic symptoms. Learn about different exercises that can help with panic disorder.
    • 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Have Panic Disorder Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Taking time for your self-care needs is an essential part of living with panic disorder. Learn 7 ways you can start taking care of yourself.
    • Tips to Reduce Morning Anxiety Created: Monday, September 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Do you awaken filled with anxiety, feeling like you just want to curl up under the covers and not face the day ahead? If your answer is yes, then there are some things you can do to minimize your ...
    • Panic Disorder and Alcohol Use Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Many anxiety disorder sufferers turn towards alcohol to feel more relaxed, however, this can lead to problem drinking.
    • Panic Disorder and Your Love Life Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Is panic disorder ruining your love life? Find out how panic disorder may be interfering with your romantic relationships.

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