Panic Attacks

Ellie Goulding Opens Up About Anxiety And Panic Attack Struggles

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ellie Goulding has opened up about her battle with anxiety and panic attacks. The singer has told of how she underwent cognitive behavioural therapy ...

Social Anxiety No Longer Controls Me

Habiba Khanom | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

As I am writing this now, I couldn't be more confident. I never thought I'd arrive at this stage because all my life, I suffered with crippling social anxiety. To overcome it, was something I'd always wished for but never thought I'd be able to. I am surprised that recently, people tell me that I seem bubbly and perky. That was never me in the past.

Woman With Anxiety Dishes Out Home Truths About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Amber Smith is fighting a battle that she's sick and tired of being shamed for. In a very personal Facebook post, Smith has opened up on what it's lik...

Revealed: Panic Attack Hotspots In The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The UK's panic attack hotspots have been revealed - and it's not good news for those in Wales and the West Midlands. Swansea topped the list as being ...

Five Things Never to Say to Someone Suffering From Panic Disorder

Madeleine Spencer | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Spencer

I've been blighted by a plethora of panic disorders for more than half my life. It started at 14, when going to assembly became an exercise of willpower; the room bustling with people triggered my agoraphobia. Cue panic. At 16, I fell down a rabbit's hole of debilitating thoughts: 'What if I fail my A levels?'

Living With an Anxiety Disorder

Louise Kennedy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Kennedy

The thing with having an anxiety disorder is that it is not, as it might be thought, a temporary unpleasant feeling that rises and then gives way to calm. Moments of panic followed by months of peace. It is a full-time occupation of the mind.

I've Got 99 Problems and Anxiety Caused Most of Them

Katrina Vasey | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

During an anxiety attack it can feel as though I can no longer breathe properly, my heartbeat increases to a painful degree, my vision can begin to blur and I feel like I may be sick. To calm myself down when I can feel a panic attack coming, I try a few things. These methods may prove effective in times of stress, anxiety or if you generally want to relax.

The Funny Side of Anxiety

Krista Mills | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Krista Mills

We all know the drill when it comes to anxiety. Our body will shake uncontrollably, our heart will race, our vision will become blurry, and it is all down to that little gem known as the 'fight or flight' response.

The Thing About Anxiety Is...

Tayana Simons | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Unless you've suffered, mental illness can be very difficult to explain to outsiders, even your family and friends. My blogs aim to try and express those feelings as best as I can in hope that they will break down stigma, open conversation and allow more people to understand. This blog is about the very common, but debilitating condition of anxiety.

Anxiety and Panic - Don't Suffer in Silence

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

The only way to beat anxiety disorders is to get to know yourself, properly. Admitting you have a problem is different to owning that problem and understanding the conflict between your brain and body.

Rachel Moss

What Is A Nervous Breakdown? | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Florence + The Machine singer Florence Welch has said she took some time out of the limelight after having “a bit of a nervous breakdown”. “I...

Five Alternative Ways to Deal with Anxiety Attacks

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For anyone that's encountered one, anxiety attacks are terrifying. You genuinely believe you'll never be able to breathe again, that your mind has convinced your body that your time has come, that it's just not capable of continuing.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

The A-Z of Bipolar: K-R

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

If we're ever going to be able to defeat prejudice and make mental illness a less taboo subject, there's going to need to be a clearer understanding of it. Here's part two of my A-Z guide to the unifying aspects of the illness.

What's The Difference Between A Panic Attack And Nervous Breakdown?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While panic attacks and nervous breakdowns are similar, they are not the same according to Dr Todd Essig, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. ...

How to Recover From a Panic Attack

Malminder Gill | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

If you've ever suffered from a panic attack, the first and most important thing is to not be embarrassed, it is absolutely not your fault. The body's natural response to a stressful or dangerous situation is flight, fight and freeze, and it's not something you can always control.

Panic Attacks: What Are They And Why Do So Many Young People Have Them?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A third of young women and one in 10 young men in the UK suffer from panic attacks, so why are they still so commonly misunderstood and underreported?...

The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and Squashed!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of public speaking is the scourge of the boardroom and wedding party alike. The dread and anxiety that comes with thinking about a forthcoming presentation can force many to find ingenious ways to escape, or stock up on Xanax medication. It's called Glossophobia, who knew?

How to Survive a Panic Attack

Maria Senise | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Panic attacks come in all forms, all of which suck tremendously. They can be brought on by specific triggers or seemingly come out of nowhere with no rhyme or reason. They can vary from feeling like you're dying to getting the shakes to anything in between. How are you to deal with these potentially debilitating moments?

Bipolar and Pregnant, Jelly Babies and EBay

Kerry Hudson | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Being bipolar I expected: 'I don't think you can handle it' and 'It's not the right time' (Hello, wrong end of my thirties) and 'But what if you have a bad day?' and I did get all of the above.

Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Growth - a Journey of Personal Innovation and Adventure

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martina Keens-Betts

My Grandfather tragically lost his friend on the battlefield and suffered from depression for the rest of his life, which rendered him unable to speak for the days surrounding 11 November. My Great Uncle was severely, severely shell shocked and as an additional complication, the PTSD triggered psychotic episodes during which there was an attempt to break into Buckingham Palace.

Women More Prone to Mental Health Problems Than Men

Reno Charlton | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Psychological disorders are between 20 and 40 percent more common in women, who are under increasing pressure to look after the family, keep the house in order, and go out and earn an income.

X Factor James Arthur Suffers Panic Attack After Live Show

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

X Factor contestant James Arthur pledged to continue with Sunday's show despite an ambulance being called last night after he suffered a panic attack ...

I Have a Fear of Flying: What do Phobias Mean?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I have friends who developed anxieties later in life. Many say having kids makes you worse, somehow hyper protective. One was in such a state on a recent flight, she accepted a random pill of a fellow flyer.

An Anxious Nation Needs To Relax

Lisa Stokes | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

I remember the first time it happened like it was yesterday. Marks and Sparks, Whiteleys, Bayswater. I was doing my weekly shop, and there it was, out of the blue, my first panic attack. Of course, I didn't know it was a panic attack at the time.