Question by naylime: I need help finding a therapist that does phone sessions for agoraphobia?
I have mild agoraphobia and am working on self help by myself, but I would really like a therapist to talk to. Unfortunately I can’t find any in my area that do home visits and I would really like to know if over the phone sessions are a thing that anyone offers. I super appreciate any help, as anyone with anxiety knows it’s terrible to go it alone!

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Anxiety Attacks: What You Need to Know

Article by Grant Shields

In today’s society, it has been estimated that 40 million men and women 18 years and above deal with anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks are commonly attributed to feelings of worry and fear over certain situations and events, which they view that they have no control over it. Although these are emotions that are felt by everyone at certain points in their lives, anxiety attacks are more than just another one of those emotions.

Anxiety attacks is one of the most common mental health conditions that affects men and women of all ages. The different symptoms of anxiety attacks vary depending on the severity of the condition. If left untreated, anxiety attacks can greatly affect the ability of a person to function normally at work, at home and in society.

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Article by John Crimmins

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychiatric disorder affecting those who have experienced very traumatic events. People with PTSD suffer high levels of anxiety and bouts of depression. Normal day to day life for people with PTSD also gets disrupted by panic episodes or “flashbacks,” where they remember and relive the emotions and thoughts they had during the original trauma.Signs of PTSDThe most common signs of PTSD, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, include:· Chronic anxiety, where victims experience periods of depression and acute panic attacks;· Flashbacks, where victims recall snippets of the traumatic event;· Sleep disturbances, where victims experience disruptive nightmares and difficulty sleeping;· Avoidance, where victims avoid certain people, places, and situations that they associate with the traumatic event;· Dissociation/Derealization, where victims feel disconnected from other people and from the latest happenings around them, and where they also feel that past or present events didn’t actually happen; and· Hyper-vigilance, where victims feel the need to be constantly on their guard.A few people also suffer from amnesia or memory loss after the trauma.The more persistent and the more serious the PTSD signs and symptoms means the longer one has been exposed to trauma. The National Center for PTSD relates that an estimated 8% of the population will experience Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives. However, it says, females are twice more likely to seek professional intervention for PTSD than boys afflicted with the disorder. History of PTSD and Risk FactorsThe American Psychiatric Association says that PTSD was first considered as a legitimate psychiatric problem and listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 1980. However, the APA notes, doctors and people in the military have long been aware of the condition.The National Institute of Mental Health says that 19% of soldiers who have fought in a war come home with PTSD. The statistic gets higher with repeated tours of duty, like the ones served by American military men in Afghanistan and Iraq.According to the NIMH, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is also seen in people who have survived accidents or major catastrophic events, like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. PTSD is also common among people who have been victims of or have witnessed murder, criminal or domestic violence, and sexual abuse.Treatment and PrognosisA form of PTSD known as Complex PTSD is unique to people who have experienced prolonged and severe trauma. C-PTSD often comes with other psychological problems, making treatment more difficult.If PTSD is identified and treated immediately after the traumatic event, then it usually gets resolved within 3 months. However, signs of PTSD usually do not appear until up to 6 months post-trauma. In some instances, as in the case of long-lasting trauma and C-PTSD, the first signs do not manifest until some years after.In such delayed cases, recovery relies on the individual, as well as on the length of the trauma and the severity of the symptoms. C-PTSD may become a chronic problem and will necessitate long-term care, but most cases resolve in due course with the right kind of intervention.Prognosis for total recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after treatment is excellent.

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Question by xBlue_Eyed_Angelx: I need help on my homework fast!!!!Please be right when you answer.?
1. Which one of the following chemicals does the body
generate during regular exercise?
A. Adrenaline C. Endorphins
B. Sodium chloride D. Estrogen

2. Which one of the following choices would indicate that a
person has entered the exhaustion stage of stress?
A. A cold that doesn’t seem to go away
B. Crying at a sad movie
C. Visiting with friends
D. Exercising more than usual

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You reach this article because you either want to know what agoraphobia is or want agoraphobia help. Well you are in the right page. For those who have been tormenting against this condition, don’t be too disheartened. You are not alone because there have been millions of people who have been battling against this disease. And many of them were able to successfully relieved themselves from this condition. So don’t be frightened because agoraphobia help is available even over the Internet. But before getting further into this subject, let us study first the nature of agoraphobia to understand this condition and determine the best agoraphobia help for you.

Agoraphobia is another form of anxiety disorder in which the person fears of being in an open space or situation where anxiety such as panic attack may occur and attempt of escape may be difficult and embarrassing. So as you can see, agoraphobia and panic attack are interrelated to each other so this condition is believed to be due to panic attack. Other anxiety disorders can be linked to this condition too. If you also have the condition called Social Anxiety Disorder, developing agoraphobia is very possible or the other way around.

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Usually, the first person that most people would call if they were looking for a treatment plan for panic disorder would be their family doctor. I certainly did after encountering my first panic attack. However, back in the far distant days of 1986, a lot less was known about panic than is known today and there were far fewer medications available. Today, there are several for your physician to choose from and finding the right one for the individual usually comes down to a little trial and error.

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Ever since I was a little girl I have been afraid of dying. First it used to just be death but as I grew up it became more about the end of time and what will happen after I die. If I think about it too much I go into a full blown panic and run around aimlessly screaming for help, though I know there is none. The doctors say its a panic disorder mixed with anxiety. I take medicine but it hasnt helped much. I also am religious, I try to be faithful and follow God’s word but for some reason I still freak out. I feel alone in the universe and I’m debating on whether or not I should just check myself into a crazy house. Is there anyone else out there who feels or knows what I am talking about? Is there a way to stop it? Is there anything I can do to ease my phobias?

Symptoms of Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks and Anxiety attacks – are they the same?


For the most part they are. Attacks are causes of the disorder, which is caused by other factors as well. Many diverse age ranges are effected by this disorder. It ranges from young children to adults.


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Anxiety/Panic disorder, i need help?

ive recently been diagnosed with anxiety/panic disorder
i was fine two weeks ago and then i got an ear infection
i started getting scared of dying and i went to my doctor over 4 times and to A&E(ER) 3 times
each time i was tested (bloods, blood pressure, ECG, and some neurological tests done)
im so afraid i will die but the doctors said im fine
they said they will give me an MRI just to put my mind at rest even though they are sure im fine
when i get an attack it lasts so long keeps going and coming all day long
i get:
numb and tingly throughout my body
freezing cold feelings
head pressure
chest tightness
feeling im going to fall
jaw pain
tingly hot scalp
does anyone think this is normal for anxiety
because i really feel im going to die
i was prescribed xenapro
and librium for 2 weeks till the xenapro take effect

Anxiety is a common feeling when you are facing danger or if you have to do something scary like speaking in public, but how can you tell if you have panic or anxiety disorder? It is important to identify panic disorder and deal with it as early as possible before it could control your life.

Panic disorder is when you experience repeated panic attacks and with constant fear that another attack might happen anytime. Panic attack is a sudden intense fear over irrational things and in few minutes you will experience its disabling physical symptoms. To identify panic disorder, here are some of the common symptoms:

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