Coping With Panic Attacks – 1, 2, 3 Of Coping Strategies
One in ten people will have some experience of panic attacks in some point of their lives. And that is not mentioning those that do not suffer, those who choose to help those that suffer instead! It is only right that there is some sort of coping srategy of coping with panic attacks available.
Firstly, I would like to say that if you are currently a sufferer of panic attacks, there are people out there that are willing to help. Not only are there self help groups and internet forums where you can interact with people and swap tips and helpful snippets of information, but there are books, videos and even trained healthcare professionals that wish to help you overcome your condition. You should try to inform your family and close friendsthat you may come into contact with that you are suffering from panic attacks and you could also try and pick them up some leaflets so that they can understand what you are going through and help where possible.
Secondly, get medical help. The earlier your symptoms are diagnosed, the earlier you can get some sort of treatment for your attacks, whether it be a counsellor or medication, there is treatment available for you and it may be easier and quicker to get treatment than you would first think. Don’t be ashamed of your condition, it is suffered by millions and you would be surprised how many times your Doctor will have treated this condition before!
Lastly, the last piece of advice I can give you is to not get annoyed with yourself. There are ways in which you can learn to control your attacks, from learning to breathe deeply, in the correct fashion, to visualizing other things when you feel the forefront of a panic attack. It may take you a little while to learn the patterns of your own attacks, and learn the ideals behind coping with panic attacks, but if you follow the advice given to you, you will get there, and you will wonder why you ever hesitated in the first place!