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I am sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. What you are describing sounds like you may be experiencing anxiety. If this is the case, you are not alone. Millions of people (an estimated 15% of the population) suffer from devastating and constant anxiety that severely affects their lives, sometimes resulting in living in highly restricted ways. These people experience panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. The feeling of anxiety is a constant and dominating force that disrupts their lives. Some become prisoners in their own homes, unable to leave the home, work, drive, or visit the grocery store. For these people, anxiety is much more than just an occasional wave of apprehension.
Common symptoms of panic include:
Panic attacks can be very frightening. Many people end up in the emergency room due to thinking they are having a heart attack when it is really a panic attack. Fear of public speaking and/or social situations is also common with anxiety.
Panic and anxiety generally respond well to therapy and medication. You do not have to go through this alone. Even if you do not have professionals available in your area, you could try www.mentaline.com which offers a worldwide therapy service to those who are unable to access professionals locally or who prefer online help.
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