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Night Panic

January 14, 2019

For the last few weeks, I have been waking up with panic attacks in the middle of the night. After the panic attack I have trouble getting back to sleep. I am exhausted but I’m afraid to go to sleep at night. What do I do?

Strategies for Managing Holiday Anxiety

December 19, 2018

One of the worst things about this time of year are all the articles I see about how to deal with anxiety during the holidays.  Somehow these authors presume that I usually eat really well and exercise diligently, and they just need to remind me to keep doing so during the holidays. Likewise, they assume […]

Diet, Exercise and Panic

August 29, 2018

I have been dealing with frequent panic attacks for a while and I don’t know how to stop them. One friend told me to try a gluten-free diet. My brother believes that daily exercise is the only cure. My mother wants me to cut out sugar and white flour. My doctor has been on me forever to change my eating habits and exercise more. Will any of these really work? Does lack of exercise cause panic? I cannot keep going through this because I am a mess.

Dental Anxiety

April 4, 2018

Going to the dentist is really hard for me.  I get into the chair and, within minutes, I am shaking and crying. I can’t seem to control myself. Because it is so tough for me, I avoid the dentist for a long time and then I need even more work done when I finally get […]

Vitamins and Anxiety

March 14, 2018

I came late to the vitamin party; I never took a multi, and I couldn’t hold down my prenatals. I guess I didn’t really believe supplements made that much of a difference. So imagine my surprise when, several years ago, my doctor suggested I undergo a comprehensive nutrient evaluation as part of my treatment plan […]

Guiding Words vs. New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2018

Just as I was finally starting to believe I had survived the holiday season relatively unscathed—only the usual garden-variety anxiety with a smattering of depression—New Year’s Day rolls around, and my anxiety spikes.   Why? Because January 1 is judgment day. It’s the day I am supposed to promise myself in writing what I will […]

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