Panic Attacks

The Breakdown Of Gen-Y

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.

Misophonia And Panic Attack Sufferers - Are Your Brains Really Hard-Wired?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My suspicion is that because brain imaging can trace a brain response from a trigger such as sound to an emotion such as anger, scientists are saying that it is a done deal. Look, there is the link on the screen, those links are how things are, no cure.

If Hugh Grant Suffers From Anxiety, What Hope Is There For The Rest Of Us?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Did you know that Hugh Grant has suffered from anxiety for years? Well, Hollywood got hold of the story and it appears that nerves have severely affe...

How To Cope With A Panic Attack, Whether You're On A Plane Or The Tube

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Panic attacks have a nasty habit of creeping up on you at the most inconvenient times, like when you’re stuck on a plane or are about to board a bus...

What Is a Panic Attack and What You Can Do About It

Malminder Gill | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Dealing with panic attacks are never easy especially when the intense fear of dying overwhelms you. But know that no matter how frequent or severe your panic attacks are, there's help available for you...

Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long Drop

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Cunningham

Glastonbury has been reducing the number of Portaloos in favour of the greener 'Long Drop". Although the portable loo was no delight, it did have a seat and a lock and a roof. Whereas the Long drop though worthy, lacks the privacy of a sealed cubicle. It also has the long drop, striking fear into the toilet phobic.

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 15.03.2017 | 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 20.12.2016 | 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 17.11.2016 | 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 17.08.2016 | 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?