A panic attack and an anxiety attack are different conditions, though they share some similarities. Panic attacks occur when you have 4 or more of the 13 symptoms listed in the DSM-5, and they usually resolve themselves after 5 to 10 minutes. Anxiety attacks are not listed in the DSM-5, […]
Agoraphobia is an overwhelming fear of being outside the home alone. For people with agoraphobia, the places that trigger anxiety are often: public transportation, open spaces like a park, enclosed spaces like a supermarket, or being in a crowd. Agoraphobia typically involves the symptoms of a panic attack, along with […]
While you can’t exactly stop a panic attack, there are many ways to manage the sudden onset of anxiety. When you’re having a panic attack, steady and stable breathing is one of the best tools to get through it. Therapy and medication can also help those with more frequent panic […]
You can lower your heart rate from anxiety with regular exercise, deep breathing techniques, and mindfulness meditation. Anixety can raise your heart rate over time and is associated with a higher risk of heart disease. A panic attack often comes with a very high heart rate, and may even feel […]
Gisele Bündchen said she overhauled her unhealthy lifestyle after severe anxiety and panic attacks almost led her to take her own life. The Brazilian supermodel spent her 20s smoking cigarettes, drinking wine, and eating French fries, which she told Vogue Australia was her “rock bottom.” Her current lifestyle couldn’t be […]
You can know if your chest pains are serious by assessing your symptoms and medical history. If you feel severe chest pain and also exhibit risk factors for heart disease – like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes – it may indicate a serious heart condition like a heart […]
In her forthcoming memoir “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” Gisele Bündchen revealed her previous mental health struggles. The model said she experienced claustrophobia and panic attacks that left her feeling “powerless” and lead to suicidal thoughts. Bündchen says she improved her mental health by consulting doctors and overhauling […]
VIDEO: Dan Harris, ABC Nightline news anchor and author of 10% Happier, tells us how a panic attack on national television changed his life for the better.