Panic Articles

Video: Earthquake On Live TV? These Anchors Calmly Own It

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I so admire the KTLA news anchors who let cooler heads prevail during last week’s St. Patrick’s Day earthquake in Los Angeles.

A Panic Attack On Live TV? ABC News Anchor Dan Harris Reflects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Panic drives us to do some strange things. It drives us to find a way to escape — to flee from — the uncomfortable physical and mental sensations.

Low Blood Sugar And Panic Attacks: How Are They Related?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

“Is this a panic attack?” you ask yourself. You know that a racing heart and a woozy head usually signify an intense head-on collision with panic is just around the corner — or is something else amiss?

Letter To A Panicker Whose World Is Quickly Shrinking

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Even the tiniest baby steps can keep that dreaded circle of safety from closing in on you.

Breathe Easy This Weekend With A Simple Web App

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

I present you with this clever little web app for breathing by Twitter user @oatsbarley. You can customize the app’s parameters to speed up or slow down the inhale/exhale indicator to your liking.

Withdrawing From Celexa: Yeah, Um, That Didn’t Really Work

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

That’s where I gave up. If I couldn’t even check the mail without Xanax, I couldn’t survive day-to-day life with a fetus swimming around in my uterus. Would it drown in my adrenaline?

Why Yoga Is Both Awesome And Terrible, Part 2: Accepting Your Body

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

She asked us to breathe out when my body was craving a gulp of air. She asked us to inhale for the duration of a pose, which made me lightheaded. It just didn’t feel right. None of it felt good.

Why Yoga Is Both Awesome And Terrible, Part 1: Fighting Your Body

Monday, November 25th, 2013

How might yoga, a physical practice associated with inner peace and relaxation, possibly cause stress? Let me count the ways.

Two Pieces Of Peace From Nervous Suffering

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The residual shakiness or jellylegs you experience after a panic attack are not part of the panic attack itself — they are artifacts.

“Just Calm Down” And Other Non-Helpful Advice For Panickers

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Well-intentioned sentiments like “just calm down” and “there’s nothing wrong with you” = ugh. As a panicker, you know exactly why those phrases aren’t helpful. Right?

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