Anxiety affects around 20% of the population. That means that about 60 million people will experience the horrible symptoms of an attack at some point in their lives. They will feel like they are
having a heart attack or a nervous breakdown because of the rapid beating of their hearts. They will feel like they are having a nervous breakdown because they cannot control themselves. Are you
one of these people? Have you experience panic and anxiety that made you hyperventillate so hard that you felt like you would pass out? Are you held hostage by the fear of having another attack?
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First you need to know that you are not alone in this. As mentioned above, there are millions of people that experience anxiety to different degrees. And whether you experience mild anxiety when driving or speaking in public, or you are so panicked that you cannot leave the house, you deserve to regain control of your life.
If you have tried and failed to get rid of panic through various anxiety treatments, you are hardly to blame. There are so many different programs and treatments that one is left confused and at a loss. If you are lucky, you stumble on one anxiety treatment that is very good. Unfortunately such programs are buried deep in pile of less than spectacular methods that over promise and under deliver.
What you need is to cut through the clutter. Here is a list of anxiety treatments that are available out there:
Medication: Citalopram, Zispin, Effexor, Cipralex....These are but a few of the most popular medications that are prescribed to control anxiety and panic. Many patients report nasty side effects when on these drugs. In addition, it can take up to 5 weeks for the meds to kick in. There is also the worry of constantly having to adjust the dosage to keep it effective. I am not a Doctor so I will not comment on whether these are effective, good, etc... What I will say is that if I can personally avoid prescription drugs, I do!
Herbal Remedies: These have been around for thousands of years and there is a reason for it. They work. The problem lies in finding a person that knows enough about herbs and natural remedies to give you a recipe that works. There are 2 issues with that. Most western countries do not have many people with this kind of expertise (most are charlatans in my opinion). The second issue is that the ingredients may be hard to find if at all!
Breathing and Relaxation: These are techniques that help to relax the body. Breathing techniques are generally used during a panic attack to stop the symptoms of rapid heart beat and hyperventilation. Note that these techniques are not for preventing panic attacks they are coping techniques for when you experience an attack
Psychological Treatment: this can be done with the help of a professional or at home with the help of online guides and documentation. This is, in my opinion, the best and most effective way to go in order to stop panic attacks. More than just dealing with the symptoms like the above mentioned techniques, these types of treatment get to the core of the issue. They work to prevent panic attacks from occurring in the first place. This is a big difference than just learning a coping mechanism
I have shown you the top anxiety treatments as I see them. I also outline the last one as the best option to stop panic attacks in my opinion. While your condition is not your fault, I hope this article helps you to take action. You can change your life for the better with just a little helping hand. I hope this article was that little helping hand! For more info, visit How to Stop Anxiety.