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Causes of Panic Disorder: Stay-At-Home Moms and Panic Attacks

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Do You Fit The Three Factor Pre-Panic Personality Profile?

1) Are you an over-accommodator?
Do you fear getting others mad at you?
Are you overly apologetic?
Are you a people-pleaser?
Do you have the “I am sorry syndrome?”

2) Are you excessively empathetic?
Do you feel the pain of others as if it were your own?
Do you have difficulty saying no and speaking up for yourself?
Do you find other’s can take advantage of your good heart?

3) Do You Suffer from the Big G (Guilt)?
Do you tend to excessively blame yourself and become self-critical?
Do you find you rarely measure up to your high standards?

Stay-at-home moms with this profile can adopt a caretaking role, over-extending to family, children, spouse and friends and find they have “no me time.” This loss of individual adult identity can create a yearning for time away from parental responsibilities. The myth of the perfect life of the stay-at-home mom can create excessive Guilt, for not appreciating the luxury and benefits of being at home.
Chronically taking care of other’s needs and not taking time out for one’s self can create a built-up of chronic resentment in relationships. Unexpressed resentment over time can set off stress-related symptoms “hot, dizzy, chest heaviness”, that seem “Out of the Blue.”

Here is your opportunity to prevent the development of panic disorder.
Increased awareness of your pre-panic profile and the chronic stressors of a stay-at-home mom can help you be ready to see the chronic stressors that are related to “Out of the Blue” panic attack symptoms. Once you see the missing link between the stress-related context and the emergence of panic attacks symptoms, the symptoms are no longer scary. You can, then, gain permanent control of your anxiety and prevent the progression of panic disorder. Sometimes, you may need guidance to discover the hidden cause of your panic attack symptoms-the key to living panic-free for life.

The ideas in this blog are developed from Phase Four of Dr. Blumberg’s panicLINK Treatment Program. The material in this Blog and the panicLINK Program are copyright protected by Out of the Blue Network, LLC. No permission is granted to reproduce this blog for commercial purposes.

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