Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

My Experience With EMDR Trauma Therapy

Therapy can be grueling sometimes. Anybody who tells you differently is either lying or trying to soften the blow. Regardless, they've done you a disservice, in my opinion. In order to reap the benefits of therapy, a commitment to work hard in partnership with your therapist is required. I've engaged in trauma therapy to help with… Continue reading My Experience With EMDR Trauma Therapy

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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Suicide

Weaning Off Antianxiety Medication Then Having to Resume Them

Each time I stopped my antianxiety medication, I relapsed. The second time was worse than the first. The third time, I nearly lost my mind, and my life.

Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Suicide

Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All

My anxiety is, thankfully, well managed right now. But six months ago, my anxiety was so bad that I couldn't escape the intrusive thoughts that taunted me to end it all. Continue reading on HealthyPlace.com. Feature image by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash.

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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

Acute Panic – Looking for Answers Where None Exist

I've had panic and anxiety since I was a child, undiagnosed, of course. I remember waking up out of a sound sleep in the middle of a panic attack, although I didn't know that's what it was at the time. My parents said I was having bad dreams, which I'm sure made sense to them.… Continue reading Acute Panic – Looking for Answers Where None Exist

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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

How Caffeine Affected My Anxiety

I've been drinking an average of two cups of caffeinated coffee a day for decades. Not a lot by some standards. I relished my first "cup of Joe" in the morning, appreciating the way it got me going. That second cup in the afternoon was the delicious pick-me-up I needed. I always knew that caffeine was a stimulant, but… Continue reading How Caffeine Affected My Anxiety

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Anxiety, Cannabis, Mental Health, Panic

Surviving Acute Panic Disorder That Lay Dormant for 20 Years

Nothing compares to, nor could have prepared me for, the trauma of surviving acute panic disorder that lay dormant for twenty years.