Are you one of those people who has often wondered why you seen to “freak out” more than most people and sometimes for no real reason at all? Do certain situations make you feel uncomfortable? I don’t mean the kind of uncomfortable where you think “I shouldn’t be here”, but at first awkward, then a little fidgety, and then maybe you start to sweat a little then a lot. If you experience things like this and other similar ones, and don’t know what it is, you are suffering from anxiety.
Anxiety seems so innocuous and stupid, but it a very real and isolating condition. Most sufferers begin to manifest symptoms as children or often in middle school (primary school) and high school. It is very often left untreated because the young person does not say a word for fear of looking and sounding like a weak freak. I speak from experience on this. When left untreated it can eventually morph into something bigger, worse, and without the proper panic attack treatment, a person can develop full blown phobias or even in some cases OCD disorders. The real problem is how to stop panic attacks from getting out of control when they strike. Continue reading