Constant Anxiety Attacks?

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July 18, 2019 / By Nikki
Question: I can't seem to concentrate on anything.This is really affecting my studies.I also have this nad case of nail biting.That's very distracting too. There is nothing wrong with my diet.It is completely balanced. And i always seem to be anxious which usually leads to a severe and nervous session of nail biting. What can i do to overcome this? I'm 17, by the way. Do help! (: Thanks! ^_^
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Lynna Lynna | 7 days ago
You're that perfect age for the psychoneurosis.... it's quite "normal", although it feels just horrible. What happens is that when we're tiny children we repress and "forget" a lot of things - things that were really scary or made us terribly angry. This repressed energy lies in the unconscious - and as you get into late teen years, it wants to come back into consciousness. So this is really scary stuff - unsettling - fills you with horror and dread - feels life threatening. If you knew what these things are, then they wouldn't be scary really - but because they're unknown, they seem horrifying. Just try to realize that all this is completely "normal" - it isn't some big mental illness. Everybody goes through this, but most people don't get the anxiety - some people do. You need to talk this out with somebody - over a long period of time. This is why psychologists were invented - they understand the process and they're supposed to let you work and figure this stuff out. Unfortunately a lot of psychologists are crazier than their patients - so not all psychologists are very productive. Drugs don't work very well on all this, but I'm sure the doctor would try to give you some if you asked him. You might get some good out of them. But mostly, you have to figure out what's causing this - and as you do, then the anxiety dries up.
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Lynna Originally Answered: ANXIETY! i need a way to stop my anxiety and panic attacks.?
Since you have a long question, I'm going to give you a pretty long response! ;-) I've had anxiety in the past, so I can understand how you feel. Mine was related to too much stress in school and work, and also to unknown allergies in my diet. I had my first panic attack while driving on the highway, and I felt like I was going to pass out, have a heart attack, or just die. No fun at all. First off, take some slow, deep breaths. Preferably through your nose, with your diaphragm (check that it's moving my placing your hand on your stomach). If you breathe through your mouth too quickly, with your chest instead of your diaphragm, that is enough to hyperventilate and trigger a panic attack. So breathing is VERY important. On to your presentation. I know it's easier said than done, but try not to worry about it. Presentations are not easy, and many people struggle with them. In fact, I heard that public speaking is the number one fear. So you are not at all alone. I'm sure there are some of your classmates feeling the same way. The best thing for presenting is practicing. Practice to your family or just to yourself in the mirror. You will be fine. Even if you make a mistake, people may not know, and if they do, so what?! Make it into a joke, like you didn't care that you made that mistake. Just be positive and easy-going, and it will go great. You do sound like you have a lot on your plate for homework. Have you tried managing your time, meaning drawing out a table that shows when you will do homework for certain classes, when you will have your breaks (very important - at least 5 mins every hour), and when you will stop doing your work? This could be really helpful. Your mom is right though, you do need to get your sleep. But you also should find some time to do some stuff you love - maybe outdoor activities, reading, team sports, hanging out with friends, etc. You should also try to stop any homework at least a couple hours before bed, or else thinking about it may keep you up. For me, I find yoga to be very relaxing, and helps to squash any anxiety. Also, try to stay away from caffeine and sugar...this can make anxiety worse. Do you have a counsellor at your school? They will probably be able to help you with a time management plan. If it's the particular teacher, maybe you and your parents could also sit down with him and talk about this issue. Remember, this teacher is just a person too, and sometimes the power of being a teacher can go to their heads. In the future, you may even be more educated than him! (That's the case for me..lol) It sounds like your anxiety comes from your ability to perform (whether in presentations, spanish class, homework). I understand this because I've always been a bit of a perfectionist. You just need to tell yourself that the outcome will be ok no matter what. You are a smart person, and you know your stuff. You're obviously working really hard! When you look back at school when you're older, you'll realize how these little things don't really matter. Take a few slow, deep breaths, and tell yourself (and know) that you'll have a good presentation no matter what. Go for it, girl!
Lynna Originally Answered: ANXIETY! i need a way to stop my anxiety and panic attacks.?
I have read some litterature about panic attacks. But they allways seem to have a more scientific approach and that is nothing I need in my struggle to survive those horrible panic attacks. This is a "hand on" and very practical book. I felt it was written to me. I am sure that you are going to feel the same. Joe Barry writes exactly how I think. The examples are perfectly described. And the method is genius. I recommend this book and thanks Joe Barry for writing it. It changes your life

Keeleigh Keeleigh
Try the technique at the link. Its for full-blown panic attacks, but it also works for reducing anxiety before it builds to an attack. The more you practice it the better it works. If you can't control the problem on your own, talk to your parents and arrange a doc appointment. Sometimes anxiousness is a medical problem that you can't readily control.
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Ilean Ilean
I have the cure for your anxiety, my mother used it on us fifty years ago. A wooden spoon. It cured all crying, panic attacks, whining, ADHD, laziness, lethargy, hypochondria, and any other mental issue. It also helped cure physical ailments as well. Got us to return to school sooner, and got us higher grades as well.
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Yes hun...it definintely sounds like depression:-( There are several things you can do,therapy is always FIRST,there is counseling,or CBT/DBT..this is a form of Behavioral Therapy,it's different than your typical "counseling". Also..unless your diet is "perfect",meaning your getting 3-4 servings of FRESH fruits/vegtables,fish 3-4 times a week,things like that...you should get on a daily multi vitamin,lack of good nutrition only makes depression worse,so again,a good Vitamin daily... Omega 3#(fish oil)is also something our bodies NEED,and most people do not get it thru diet,and also it has been studied to actaully aid some people with depression...so I'd get on that too.It's 100% SAFE and great for your overall health as well:-) And,like the other posters mentioned...get that Doctors Appt,you need your HORMONES and THYROID checked,make sure they do both,b/c either can cause depression as well:-( Good Luck!

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