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Causes of Panic Disorder; The Panic Imitator

January 17, 2011

Can Caffeinated Coffee Trigger Panic Attacks? Coffee: To Drink or Not To Drink Many panic attack victims tell me they have read and been advised that caffeine can trigger panic attacks. In many instances, the panic disorder sufferer has been instructed to eliminate caffeine from their diet to control panic attacks. The ingestion of caffeine […]

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Causes of Panic Attacks-That Sneaky Little Trigger

January 11, 2011

Trigger One: Anticipatory Anxiety *After your first panic attack strike “Out of the Blue” that took you to the Emergency Room, you live in dread of future attacks.  The dread of recurring panic attacks leads to a series of triggering anticipatory anxiety thoughts. The Six Most Common Anticipatory Anxiety Thoughts That Can Trigger a Panic […]

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The Cause of “Out of the Blue” Panic Attacks

January 2, 2011

*If you are like most of my patients, that first panic attack struck “Out of the Blue” for no apparent reason.  This sudden unexplained surge of physical feelings like weakness, shallow breathing, heart racing and rubbery legs can be very terrifying.  The experience of panic attack symptoms “Out of the Blue” immediately makes you think […]

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The Four Causes of Panic Disorder

December 26, 2010

THE FOUR TRIGGERS IN FORMATION The first Attack “Out of the Blue” The Primary Trigger (1): The Core Emotional Source of Panic Attacks *Mary, a 32 year old married school teacher, had just lost her father to a sudden heart attack five months ago.  The holidays were quickly approaching and, as usual, Mary had overextended […]

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Causes of Panic Disorder: Blocked Emotions

December 19, 2010

Holiday Panic Attacks The Holidays were rapidly approaching.  *Janet, a 35 year old married Nurse, was busily preparing for her family to visit. After she had completed most of her preparation, she took a break and started to thumb through a family photo album.  All of a sudden, “Out of the Blue”, she felt a […]

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Panic Attacks and Insomnia

December 14, 2010

Panic Attacks Keep Me up All Night The sun is starting to set.  Your mind is already consumed with terrifying sleep thoughts. “I hope I get a good night sleep tonight.  What if that dreaded heart pounding and sweats strike again, just as my head hits the pillow. What if the panic attack symptoms escalate […]

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Can Panic Attacks Make Me Depressed?

December 5, 2010

Setback-Depression is Secondary to Panic Disorder Abracadabra panic disappears from your life.  You found a magical technique or new method. You think “It is gone forever!” You are floating on “cloud nine.” You found the answer.  Then, all of sudden, “Out of the Blue”, just when your life seemed perfect with no major stresses or […]

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Future Treatment Model For Panic Disorder-A Special Report

November 29, 2010

Training Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Doctors in Early Diagnosis and Brief Education Capturing panic disorder in its earliest, formative stages yields the ripest opportunity for rapid reversal. After the first panic attack, panic disorder patients congregate in medical settings, desperately seeking a medical explanation for their physical symptoms. Panic attack sufferers present with an array […]

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Causes of Panic Disorder; Stop Holiday Panic Attacks

November 20, 2010

People Pleaser Panic Attacks Are you wondering about how to accommodate the requests from family and friends to visit and schedule time together during the holiday season?  You are not alone.  Thousands of panic attack sufferers spend considerable time planning and coordinating schedules with both family and friends to make sure everyone is happy.  The […]

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Panic Disorder; The Phobia of Bodily Sensations

November 14, 2010

*After the first attack strike, panic disorder patients become sensitized to natural normal bodily sensations of adrenaline.  See the list of common sensitized bodily symptoms below; A List of the Top Ten Sensitized Bodily Sensations 1)      Heart pounding 2)      Shortness of breath 3)      Lightheadedness 4)      Weakness 5)      Rubbery legs 6)      Numbness and tingling […]

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