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									Defend Yourself Against Panic Attacks

Were you aware that phobias can induce panic attacks? Remember this the next time that you find it funny
that somebody has, what may seem to be an irrational fear of something. Not only do these people have to
deal with their phobia, but also the terrible panic attack that ensues. If you find this interesting, read the rest
of this article.

When you begin to feel an attack coming on, you should try to dis-empower the attack. Tell yourself over
and over that your attacks have never caused any harm to you and panic attacks have never hurt any one
else. Tell yourself that it does not mean anything at all.

Realize that feelings are just feelings and that they can't harm you while you're having a panic attack. Stand
still for just one minute and let the feelings drain out of your body. Try to blank your mind out and then
replace those bad thoughts with positive ones about the people you love.

One of the most important things you can do when you are having a panic attack is to take deep breaths.
Many times, when a person is suffering from a panic attack, they hyperventilate which causes them to not
get the oxygen they need. Simply take a deep breath, hold it for 3 seconds and exhale.

There are some causes of panic attacks which are preventable. For example, if no one in your family has a
history of panic attacks, then you might want to get tested for chemical imbalances like hypoglycemia or
hyperthyroidism. Also, if you are prone to panic attacks then avoid stimulants like caffeine or nicotine
which can amplify feelings of panic or anxiety.

Remember when you are having a panic attack the feelings that you have are normal. They are just being
expressed in an exaggerated form. Do not think that you are going to die from them or they will harm you.
Try your best to remain logical about the situation.

How do you like to move? Do you enjoy a good stretch, or do you prefer a long run? Figure out what you
like to do and then do it as often as possible, especially when you're feeling anxious or having a panic
attack! Burning off the adrenaline, glucose and insulin your body releases will help you to feel better fast.

During a panic attack you can be overtaken by worrisome "what if" statements, so a great way to get out of
that mindset is to change them to "So what?" For example, "What if I fail my test?" turns into "SO WHAT if
I fail my test?" Nothing is so bad it's worth suffering over!

One of the best things you can do whenever you are going through a panic attack is to lay down in a dark,
quiet room. This calm environment will relax your mind and cause panic attack symptoms to go away. You
may even want to lay down and close your eyes.

In conclusion, you may have not realized that panic attacks can be as bad or worse than people's phobias.
Now, not only do you realize this, but you know a lot more useful information about panic attacks that will
help you to better understand yourself, as well as other people.

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