6. You wouldn’t think movement would help when your heart rate is already elevated, but in many cases, taking a walk can calm the anxiety and clear your mind. 7. Progressive muscle relaxation is another suggestion. You start with your toes, contract them, hold for 5 seconds, then release. You do this with each isolated muscle group as you move up your body. 8. Preparation or having “safety blankets” provides a sense of security that can greatly aid you in the midst of panic.
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The reality is that after the person calms down and starts breathing normally again, he or see will feel better soon. Better, of course, is relative, but what I mean is that when she calms down, shell be able to see that shes not immediately at risk. In the moment, though, her focus is on her inability to breathe, tense muscles, dizziness, trembling and her wildly-beating heart. She feels like she could be dying and is rightfully terrified. So, if someone you know is having an anxiety attack, be sensitive. Its an enormously scary thing to go through.
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South Africa Saturday 28 June 2014 2:08pm For LIVE STREAMING, news, views, tweets, pics and LIVE blogging go to: http://www.enca.com/oscartrial PRETORIA Oscar Pistoriuss murder trial resumes on Monday in the North Gauteng High Court. The paralympian has spent the past 30 days undergoing a mental health evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, after an expert witness for the defence, diagnosed Pistorius with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Judge Thokozile Masipa sent Pistorius for psychiatric observation on an outpatient basis to determine whether his state of mind played any part in Reeva Steenkamps fatal shooting on Valentines Day last year. Four specialists are responsible for a report that will determine whether Pistorius was criminally responsible for the shooting or whether his anxiety disorder resulted in him having diminished capacity. There are three possible scenarios that could emerge from this report. The first is that the psychiatric panel might declare Pistorius does have a mental illness that renders him incapable of being able to determine the difference between right and wrong.
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