Panic attacks

A Personal Reflection: The drugs do work – taking SSRIs for Panic Disorder

The journey of recovery from mental ill health can be tough to navigate. It isn’t as straightforward as a broken arm or a chest infection, where diagnosis and treatment plan is clear. It’s not linear and everyone is unique. Medication is still a treatment which has stigma attached to it. A ground-breaking study published earlier …

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Beating Panic Disorder When You’re On a Date

A Guest Blog by Cassie Steele “In panic, time stops: past, present and future exist as a single overwhelming force. You then, perversely,want time to appear to run forwards because the ‘future’ is the only place you can see an escape from this intolerable overload of feeling”- Sebastian Faulks, Engleby In his emotion-packed novel, ‘Engelby’ …

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Spontaneous Panic

By Professor Kevin Gournay Most people with anxiety states are simply more alert and aroused than the general population. The chemical processes which underlie anxiety are complex but essentially lead to the body being put into an optimum state of preparedness. One way of looking at anxiety is that the body goes into this state …

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