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When Anxiety Becomes Panic

anxiety and panicWe all feel anxiety. Anxiety is normal and can be very useful. For example, last summer we were walking our dogs down by an irrigation ditch in Corrales and Chuck suddenly grabbed my arm and spun me around.

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  • December 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Obsession is a popular term these days. It expresses fascination for a person or object; it is the name of a well-known fragrance for men and women. All of which seems to suggest that obsession is an acceptable, even a desirable sensation. But for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsession creates a maze of persistent, unwanted thoughts. Those thoughts lead them to act out rituals (compulsions), sometimes for hours a day.

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  • December 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I can completely identify. I am currently involved in a research study on anxiety, and with the aid of Serequel I haven’t had an anxiety attack since the study began. However interestingly enough, although paranoia triggered my anxiety attacks, which then triggered panic… my body acts like it wants to get anxious and panic, but it won’t. It’s like a phantom panic attack. I don’t understand it, but thank you for your efforts. Good research.


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