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Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder...and then Health Anxiety

It is necessary to learn two things to get over a panic disorder once and for all. Health anxiety is described along with the various bad ideas that underlie that condition. Read More


It would really be interesting if it turns out that the gene(s) related to ADHD can sometimes mutate on the Bipolar spectrum to create OCD. Maybe, hypo Mania is also a necessary ingredient to entrap consciousness.

That would really be a surprise.

I suspect that ''stuttering'' or having a ''lisp'' will be seen as a sign of ADHD combined with Bipolarity.

This newest thought is dedicated to: Peter D. Kramer.

I always enjoy your work Mr. Neuman.

THANK YOU for this insightful

THANK YOU for this insightful article. A few life experiences have caused me to be constantly worried about my health, and I am acutely aware that I worry too much about it. This article organized perfectly all the thoughts and feelings I have been having for the past 2 years. Seeing these symptoms laid out makes me feel like I am not alone. Thank you!

I'm not surprised to be

I'm not surprised to be honest, lots of people are being diagnosed with anxiety lately, we don't even know how to cope with social situations anymore. What everyone should do is exercise daily & eat healthy. The panic attacks will soon go away. I was reading about how to deal with anxiety and was stunned about how easy people get over anxiety these days.

with more and more web sites

with more and more web sites providing information on general health issues or serious health concerns, we need to understand the likelihood of getting a particular illness and how it can affect you through different stages in your life. if something serious is going on with your body, it's best to discuss the symptoms with a professional before you "pick" a treatment plan on your own.

agoraphobia and panic

You can sure tell you don't have a clue about agoraphobia and panic. We who have it have heard all of what you say over and over. What you need to do is try and put yourself in the shoes of people that suffer this. Do you think they are all lying? You wouldn't say to a person with a crippled leg just get over it but you have no problem doing that to agoraphobics. I really don't want to get on your case because after all your just a human being that is trying to help I will assume but trust me when i say you are failing.

All the best, Yolanda

listening to panicky patients.

Perhaps it is you who are not listening. It is precisely the defining character of panic disorder that sufferers feel that they are out of control (or about to go out of control) when that is not true. In any case, I have listened to individuals with panic disorder for the last 40 years. I became interested in the condition when I developed it in college. It took me a number of years to recover. I am the Director of The Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital We have been in existence for over 40 years, and we have treated over an 8 week period over four thousand patients with this condition. You dismissal of our experience is self-serving. As long as you think there is no treatment for this condition, you can forgo undertaking the difficult effort that is required to recover.

Anxiety, panic, agoraphobia

Hi I am sorry I have upset you and I am sure you have every good intention but the methods they have been used in the past are not working. Maybe some cases have been helped but the majority of people with anxiety, panic and agoraphobia are still in their homes looking out. I have had it for 45 years and have now the answer for why I had it. It took that long for me to realize what was wrong. I have a blog at that explains this situation. I have also written a book called "MY Silent Disability" by Yolanda Antonino that is available for sale at Amazon. I don't believe in lashing out just for the fun of it. I guess I just got worked up after readying the same sorry stuff I have dealt with for years. My aim is first of all to help my family because this is inherited and second of all to help those out there who find no relief. The worst of which is those with traumatic brain injury. I write to you in a spirit of Love and don't mean to offend but to inlight.

Wishing you all the best, Yolanda

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Fredric Neuman, M.D. is the Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital.


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