There are many reasons that anxiety and panic attacks occur but there are also many things you can do to cure anxiety and panic attacks and take back control of your life so you can live everyday to the full without the worry and fear associated with anxiety and panic.
Changes in Lifestyle.
If you know what triggers your anxiety and panic then you can work on changing your lifestyle which in turn will eliminate your original triggers. This is not an easy accomplishment but if you are determined to conquer your anxiety it will go a long way to helping you regain control of your life. Common triggers are a poor sleep cycle, too much coffee drinking, chain smoking, unhealthy eating. All these can be removed with lifestyle changes. Other factors to be considered are family history, if a mother, father, brother or sister have suffered from anxiety and panic disorder then there is an increased chance that you may too succumb to the condition. However this does not mean that you cannot overcome your anxiety with the right lifestyle changes and treatment.
Taking drugs to help you deal with your anxiety should be considered if all other approaches have failed. If you feel you would benefit from medication then talk it through with your family / spouse and take the advice of your family doctor as he/she has the neccessary knowledge and experience to help you decide on the right course of anti-anxiety drugs.
Therapy as a Cure or Coping mechanism.
Talking about your anxiety with a qualified therapist can help to get to the root cause of your disorder and in turn help you control your anxiety in such a way so it does not control you. CBT or cognitive behavoural therapy is another option which is widely gaining popularity with mental health professionals. (We will cover CBT in another article) You may feel your anxiety is beyond help and a frightening disorder which you have no control over. Please be assured there is a way to conquer your fears, it is possible to cure anxiety and panic attacks if you work hard at it and accept the right help when offered you will be able to come through this episode of your life and your anxiety will become a thing in your distant memory.