Agoraphobia is an under-diagnosed problem. Many people suffer form this without even the realisation that this is the problem that they are experiencing. Realisation of what the problem is is the first step towards freedom. Although medication is useful in severe cases, medication will never bring the freedom that is desired. But it is difficult even seeking help because being helped means you will eventually have to face all of those situations which cause terror right now. Who in their right mind would want to be terrified? The cure requires no experience of terror, just a little persistence.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. What exactly is a comfort zone? To be honest, I’m not at all sure. It’s one of those terms that are bandied about in a way that makes me think that even if [...]
Many people suffer from debilitating phobias for most of their lives, yet phobias are one of the easiest psychological problems to fix permanently. Yet phobias aren't always just unwelcome intruders. There could be purpose behind their terror.
Panic attacks can have a devastating effect on the lives of those they impact. This article looks at what is actually happening and highlights seven gentle steps that may help a sufferer to journey back to normality.