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Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

Dec 2, 2011 1:00:48 PM / by staff

An anxiety attack can occur without warning at any time or any place. It causes a person to feel nauseous or breathless and perhaps confused or dizzy. An attack can make you feel embarrassed or out of control. It can be a scary experience and one that is of great concern to many people.

One way to overcome anxiety is to try and figure out what causes it. It may be a certain situation or certain things that happen. After an anxiety attack, you need to try and remember what the situation was and exactly what happened, as this can help you to prevent another attack in the future.

Another tip would be to keep a journal of when these attacks happen. This can be helpful if they happen a lot or you cannot identify the cause. You would need to record as many details as you can remember and rate the severity of the attack. By doing this, a pattern may emerge and you may be able to better pinpoint the cause or causes of your anxiety attacks. Understanding the cause may not make the anxiety go away but it can make it easier to handle.

Another thing you can do is to be aware of negative thoughts that may lead to an attack. If you think there is danger, ask yourself if the danger is real or imagined. If you worry excessively, you need to tell yourself that worrying will not change the situation and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

People who suffer from this type of stress disorder in Rochester understand how debilitating it can be. There are many treatment options including natural remedies, medications, lifestyle changes, and therapy. Alternative mental health treatments may include the use of Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is important to seek professional help if anxiety is affecting your quality of life.

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