Anxiety and Panic Attacks Treatment Therapy in Aylesbury and Bicester
What are anxiety and panic attacks?
Anxiety panic attacks is something we all experience from time to time. Most people can relate to feeling tense, uncertain and perhaps fearful at the though of sitting an exam, going into hospital attending an interview or starting a new job.
If anxiety remains at a high level for a long time you may feel that is is difficult to deal with everyday life. You may feel powerless and out of control, sometimes the fear may overwhelm you and you may experience a panic attack.
What is a panic attack?
It is a rapid build up of overwhelming sensations such as pounding heartbeat, feeling faint, sweating nausea, chest pains, breathing discomfort, feelings of loosing control shaky limbs and legs becoming weak.
If you experience this you may fear that your going mad, blacking out, or having a heart attack, making this a terrifying experience.
Why do people feel anxious?
If you worry more than other this could be because of your current circumstance, personality, your past or even childhood experiences. Past experiences negative life habits (poor diet, drug misuse, stress, excess sugar) and fear of loosing control are the biggest factors of increased levels of anxiety.
Effects of anxiety
- Increased muscular tension
- Rapid breathing
- Pins and needles feeling light headed
- Lack of sleep
- Digestive difficulties
- Feeling depressed
Types of anxiety disorders
Phobias – Irrational fear such as spiders, heights or crowded people.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) – Feeling anxious for a long time, feeling fearful but not anything in particular.
Obessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – Thoughts about being contaminated by germs compelled to wash your hands, do things in a particular order, repeating the same thing.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Experiencing flashback or dreams of past traumatic events triggering anxiety.
Panic disorder – Panics may occur for no particular reasons and feels out of control.
What sort of treatment and support can i get?
Talking treatments – Including counselling and psychotherapy, Talking treatments can help you understand why you feel as you do and change the way you feel and think. It will also help to reduce the risk of further episodes. Our Anxiety Therapy, Panic Attack Therapy & Panic Attack Treatment offering in Aylesbury and Bicester is such to help you overcome these hurdles.
Speak to our counsellor today so we can help you become balanced again.