Quote on anxiety: This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; knowing as you're freaking out that there's no reason to be freaked out. But lacking the ability to shut the emotion down. www.HealthyPlace.com
Here are tips on how to handle a panic attack - from Jodi Aman, author of the Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog. Did you know 6 million, 2.7% of Americans, have Panic Disorder. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. Panic Disorder has a very high comorbidity rate with major depression.
"Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of fear that last for several minutes? Do you feel like you are having a heart attack or can’t breathe? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times causing you to worry about the possibility of having another one at any time? If so, you may have a type of anxiety disorder called panic disorder."