Self help guide to Anxiety Treatment

8 May

Panic attacks or bouts of anxiety often attack a patient without any warning. Obvious triggers can be a cause of these attacks like thinking a lot about a big speech or getting trapped in a dark elevator. However, most of the times, patients can experience bouts of these attacks without any reason too. Thus, knowing how to cure anxiety becomes necessary for them. These attacks reach to a peak within a time span of ten minutes. The majority of these attacks do not last for 30 minutes or more. Physical symptoms here are so intense that patients even get a feeling of getting a heart attack. People especially feel very helpless regarding it in public places.

 Symptoms and types:

 Anxiety attacks have the following symptoms:

  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Chest pain or heart palpitations
  • Stomach cramps or nausea
  • Choking sensation or trouble breathing
  • Overwhelming panic
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Unreal or detached feeling
  • Passing out feeling
  • Hyperventilation

These panic or anxiety attacks have even been categorized into six categories. These include panic disorder, phobia, “post-traumatic stress disorder”, “social anxiety disorder”, “obsessive-compulsive disorder” and “generalized anxiety disorder”. It is best for a patient to seek any anxiety treatment only after knowing that which kind of anxiety attack he suffers from.

 Self-help types

 Majority of anxiety attacks occur to people due to their overly unhealthy lifestyle as well as daily stress. Some people just live in overly stress and think that they are having an anxiety attack. Instead they need to just care a bit more about themselves. People who are actually suffering from anxiety disorders can even try controlling it to a great extent before seeking help from any anxiety treatment too. These self-help tips can be divided into two categories. First self-help guide tries to challenge every negative thought running through the patient’s mind and second one gives them tips on taking care of themselves. In order to challenge all negative thoughts, one can try accepting any uncertainty, create an own worry period and write them all down. Tips about taking care of oneself involve exercising regularly, reducing intake of nicotine and alcohol, getting sleep, relaxation techniques adoption and eating healthy.


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