How To Survive A Panic Attack | Maria Senise

By IAfrica Catch Live Results, Fixtures & Standings from the FIFA World Cup 2014 here! South Africa Saturday 28 June 2014 2:08pm For LIVE STREAMING, news, views, tweets, pics and LIVE blogging go to: 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.
Source: Oscar Trial: An anxiety disorder or convenient defence? | IndepthAfrica

Mind you, these tips are coping mechanisms to use in those desperate moments of a panic attack, but there are things we can do to prevent these attacks from happening in the first place. Practicing meditation, mindfulness, and yoga are instrumental in developing a sense of inner peace. Therapy and medication if needed and prescribed your physician helps in managing the anxiety. Exercise and eating healthy keeps your body and thus your mind strong. Most importantly, self-care needs to be a priority. Taking care of yourself is not selfish; it is self-preservation and is absolutely necessary. These practices probably won’t dissolve your anxiety completely, nor will they make all of your panic disappear overnight; however, if you make a habit of finding what works for you and using it, the better you can manage and alleviate your anxiety and panic.
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