Treating panic disorders can be a daunting task for victims of panic attacks a disorder that is downright agonizing. It is important to know how to stop it and apply the vital steps in treating panic disorders because if ignored, it may totally damage the self-esteem, social life, and entire personality of its victim. This article aims to provide you with powerful tips for panic attack treatment.
When you have frequent panic attacks that last several minutes and it is interfering with your everyday tasks, you cannot ignore the problem and think that it is only in your mind. You must find ways that will help in treating panic disorders immediately.
Causes of Panic Disorders
Serious emotional disturbance and mental health disorders such as depression, extreme shyness, alcohol addiction, and behavioral problems often cause initial panic disorders. As suicide attempts are more common with depressed people, those with panic disorders are also more prone to commit suicide.
Other factors may include severe stress or side effects of some types of medications. In many instances, it is brought merely by your own uncontrolled thoughts.
Panic attacks are often mistaken for heart disease or other similar illnesses. Sometimes people who experience panic attacks are admitted in an emergency room, which is not necessary.
The more you don’t want to panic, the more you can’t control it. The more you
can’t handle it, the stronger it becomes. It’s like the “Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant” syndrome.
Effects of Panic Disorders
Once you experience a panic attack in a sensitive or crucial situation (such as when youre in a public place or when driving a car), you may incur phobias. As a result, you may avoid situations that cause anxieties and fear in your life, thereby affecting your life negatively.
Some may acquire extreme social phobia that they avoid seeing people at all costs. Sufferers feel extreme grief, fear and anxiety, resulting in other side effects such as sexual dysfunction and insomnia. The effects of panic disorders may be so severe that they may cripple you from functioning normally in your daily activities.
Panic Attack Symptoms
Panic attack symptoms appear unexpectedly, with no obvious signs of its arrival. They may include:
Fear of being unable to control yourself and of doing something humiliating. In worse instances, the victim is afraid of dying at any time.
Difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations, or chest pains.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, trembling, or sweating.
Tingling or numbness in the hands.
Chills around your body.
Panic Attacks Treatment
Here are some effective panic attack treatments:
1) Pep up your self-talk.
Command your brain and subconscious that you are ready and able to face any panic attack or anxiety that may come. Tell panic to Bring it on!
Your thoughts should also be coupled by the right emotions. If you say to your mind you’re capable of conquering your fears and anxieties, but deep inside you’re feeling that you can’t control it, your negative emotions will take over. Your thoughts and emotions must work in unison in treating panic disorders.
2) Visualize correctly and use creative imagination.
Many people are now aware of how powerful visualization is. I have proven this when I was able to become a streak basketball shooter without any practice. All I did was vividly imagine the ball swooshing through the net after gracefully releasing it from my hand.
Warning! Wrong visualizations can trigger a counter effect. The way your mind thinks affects your body. If you visualize that you are unable to control your panic attacks, it will manifest itself into reality.
Heres how you can use your imagination in treating panic disorders:
Imagine your panic disorder as a creature that is ugly, awkward, small, and weak. Give panic a different name that will signify your power over it. For this example, lets say you named it Tiny.
You want Tiny to be out of your life because you are strong and mighty. Now every time Tiny visits, do what you can to kick it out. It doesnt deserve to be in your presence.
Every time you conjure horrible images in your mind, get rid of them. Tiny loves it when you suffer from those terrifying pictures in your head because it feels more in control of you. Are you going to allow that weakling to dominate you? Not a chance! So you have to get “mad” enough to stomp those images out of your mind to defeat that powerless Tiny. Imagine Tiny raising its hands in surrender because it cant do anything against you.
Once those images disappear, Tiny goes with them. Slowly but effectively, youre treating panic disorders. When you show your panic attacks that youre the boss and set yourself free, celebrate that special moment!