DID YOU KNOW? It is believed that around 20 Million people in the UK alone currently suffer from anxiety disorders including panic attacks and phobias, so you are not alone. Anxiety disorders account for more days off than any other condition... it's an epidemic!
Panic Attacks & Disorder Panic attacks are simply the peak of anxious sensations. A panic attack is arrived at when anxious reactions cause the most physical manifestations of anxiety possible. Whilst completely harmless,panic attacks can create such acute sensations that often the sufferer feels more frightened than ever before.
Panic Attack Symptoms Typical symptoms of panic attacks include; choking sensations or shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, palpitations, dizziness, numbness or pins and needles, dizziness, sweating, nausea and many morepanic attacksymptoms.
A panicattack can occur whilst awake or asleep. Panic attackscan happen suddenly or slowly reach a peak.
Panic attacks are usually accompanied by general anxiety disorder and can also be accompanied by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Panic attacks are alsooften accompanied by phobias such as agoraphobia or social phobia.
The name panic disorder is given to the condition which regularly gives rise topanic attacksand high anxiety.
Contrary to what conventional medicine and psychology would have you believe, your panic attacks can be eliminated quickly and permanently without drugs or psychotherapy.
What causes panic attacks? Panic attacks are caused by a shift in the way the organ responsible for the anxious response reacts. The Amygdala, a small organ in the subconscious mind, regulates the anxious response.
When the Amygdala becomes disrupted bystress or such asbereavement, physical or mental abuse orwork pressurefor example, the benchmark anxiety level is lifted and the Amygdala resets itself at this new level. Because this level is raised, sometimes the smallest additional increase in anxiety can cause anxiety, panick attacks, phobias, obsessions and PTSD.
I know from experience that we can show you how to reverse this process quickly, eliminating your panic attacks permanently. Tens of thousands of recovered panic attacks sufferers are testimonyto the power of this incredible Method.
What Is Anxiety Disorder? Anxiety disorder is the condition created when the part of the mind responsible for subconscious behaviour, including the control of the anxiety response, becomes stuck in the 'ON' position.
There is a switch in the brain called the Amygdala, a small organ which works by making the decision whether to activate an anxiety response or not!
When the anxiety switch is 'OFF', we go about our lives normally, but, when it is needed, the Amygdala activates an anxious reaction... when appropriate, for example, if we are attacked by a dog or step out in front of a bus! It's what prepares the body to react quickly when needed.
When this 'anxiety switch' becomes 'stuck' in the 'ON' position as a result of constant anxious stimulation such as bereavement, trauma or stress for example, the anxiety level is raised and constant. This can cause anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD or phobias, which are all inappropriate & disturbing.
This cycle of subconscious 'habit' is then perpetuated, it becomes instinctual. The anxiety you experience causes symptoms and thoughts, the symptoms and thoughts cause fear and so on.
Anxiety Disorder & Phobias Phobia is the name given to the manifestation of inappropriate anxiety which is apparent when exposed to situations or objects. The sufferer then withdraws from the situation or object in order to prevent uncomfortable and excessive anxiety. This reinforces the fear and a phobic disorder is born.
In some cases specific phobias, such as fear of snakes, are manageable because the average person doesn't have to confront that fear very often. But when anxiety disorder causes a person to fear social situations for example, it makes life very difficult and frightening for them.
Phobias such as agoraphobia can disrupt lives significantly, sometimes ruining family relationships, careers or marriages. A phobia can lead to the sufferer avoiding situations which they know will cause them to feel anxious, but such behaviour can make the phobia worse over time.
It may mean the person's life is increasingly dominated by the precautions they take to avoid the fear-inducing situations. Sufferers may feel silly about their fear & usually know that there is no real danger, but they are still unable to control it.
The sad fact is that phobias are manifestations of 'inappropriate' fears.
Anxiety disorders, which cause these fears, are not mental or physical illnesses and sufferers are being mistreated and miss-prescribed medication for a condition which can be cured quickly and permanently without it.
Anxiety is caused and perpetuated by a shift in the way a small organ in the subconscious mind, (the Amygdala), handles the decision about whether something is anxiety provoking or not.
In anxiety disorder, the Amygdala is re-set to react at a higher level of anxiety, like an 'anxiety switch'; it is this which causes the development of phobias such as agoraphobia or monophobia. This occurs as a defence mechanism when the 'switch' becomes stuck in the 'ON' position due to consistent stress or worry. This 'switch' can be reset with appropriate treatment which address this issue directly.
Phobias aren't appropriate behaviour and certainly aren't permanent. Don't let them destroy your enjoyment of your life and ambitions.
So what are your symptoms?
Chest pains or palpitations
Panic attacks or generalised anxiety
Muscle pains, tingling, numbness
Shortness of breath or smothering sensations
Stomach or bowel problems
Sweating, insomnia or tiredness
Dizziness or feeling faint
Disturbing or confused thoughts
Depression, anger or irritability
Feeling alone, isolated or desperate
Phobias like agoraphobia or social phobia
And the list goes on!
Not only are all these very common and normal symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder, but they are all harmless and can be in many cases quickly curable by alternative therapies such as the 'Linden Method' which is available in English, German, Spanish and Danish.
By Charles Linden
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Biography: Charles Linden, has a private anxiety and panic attacks solution centre in Worcestershire, England specialising in anxiety disorders, panic attacks & phobias. There is also a Linden Method centre in Heidelberg Germany, Spain and in Idaho USA.
Charles Linden is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and a number of TV companies, newspapers and magazines as a 'Panic Attack Specialist'.
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