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Category: body phobia

Panic Disorder: The Mother of All Fears

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The Fear of Fear What distinguishes panic attacks from other types of fears and phobias? In a specific phobia of dogs, heights or air travel, the feared stimulus is external. In a dog phobia, if you escape or avoid the dog, your fear subsides. The exact opposite is true in panic disorder. In this condition, the fear is inside your body. The fear is internal….

Panic Attacks and Distraction

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*Panic Disorder: The Fear of Normal Bodily Sensations For no apparent reason, “Out of the Blue”, an intense wave of physical sensations surge through your body. Heart pounding, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, heat waves, rubbery legs, a lump in your throat and numbness and tingling in your head and face overtake you.  Naturally, you think the worst is happening!  Terrifying thoughts of heart attack, stroke,…

Panic Attack Triggers-Exercise

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Can Running up a flight of stairs cause a panic attack? Are You a Catastrophic Thinker? Panic attack victims are catastrophic thinkers.  They think the worst! When panic attack symptoms hit you for no apparent reason, the catastrophic thinker misinterprets normal bodily sensations of adrenaline as a sign of danger. Strong surges of lightheadedness tricks you into thinking you will go down on the spot….

How To Normalize Panic Attack Symptoms

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The first unexpected sudden surge of heart pounding, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, weakness, rubbery legs, jelly legs, shallow breathing, chest tightness and numbness and tingling can be very terrifying.  Without even realizing it, your alarming reaction to these normal bodily sensations fuels the symptoms.  The panic attack symptoms can rapidly spiral into a full-blown panic attack. Your Body Bit You and Body Sensitization The first…

Panic Disorder; The Phobia of Bodily Sensations

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*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 in the hands and feet 7)      Dry mouth 8)      Lump…

Constant Panic Attack Symptoms; “This Is Not A Panic Attack!”

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Every morning, even before you put one foot on the floor, that wave of lightheadedness and shallow breathing strikes again. The nagging, annoying shallow breathing and spacey feelings seem to linger on and off, all day.  You are desperately yearning for a break. You look forward to sleep as your only escape from the dreaded feelings. Even when you wake up in the middle of…

Panic Attack Symptoms: A Lump in the Throat

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Could My Throat Pressure be a sign of Throat Cancer?  Charles*, a 34 year old divorced engineer, felt a sudden sensation of throat tightness and pressure, while watching TV on a Saturday Morning right before the holidays. He noticed the “lump in the throat” persisted all day.  Charles could not help his mind from traveling into health worry.  He thought, “It feels like a ball…