When Panic Attacks Someone You Love

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Last week we discussed the nature of panic attacks—sudden episodes in which one feels intense emotional and physical sensations associated with a sense of doom or dread. These “attacks” don’t directly result from anything dangerous; the sense of panic is spurred by perceptions that something happening within the body—changes in blood pressure, heart rate or breathing, or even light-headedness—is not right and signals a greater problem or danger.

Panic attacks are so very common that about 10 percent of the adult ...

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When Panic Attacks

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A sudden sense of impending doom; something awful must be happening! Your body doesn’t feel right—heart pumping, breathing fast and difficult, your insides feel like Jell-O. There is no real danger, at least not anything obvious. There must be something wrong with you…

Panic attack—a sudden sense of danger or urgency accompanied by intense physical sensations without any apparent reason—is much more common than you might think. Depending upon the study cited, between eight and twelve percent of Americans have experienced ...

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Here Comes the Judge!

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In the 1970’s comedian Flip Wilson created a ridiculous character whose signature line was, “Here comes the judge! Here comes the judge!”

That phrase has often passed through my mind as I work to help people recognize the problems with judgment—even those small, seemingly-harmless thoughts that we keep to ourselves. As pointed out last week when those judgments pass through our minds they color and distort whatever situation we are in. These thoughts are anything but harmless; they create unnecessary tension, ...

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