Understanding Anxiety, Panic & Depression: Part 2 – Panic

Definition:

  • Sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.

Panic is something we all feel from time to time, and is a natural response in certain situations when we feel afraid.  It is a direct result of anxiety, so the more anxious you are the more likely you are to panic; serious levels of panic manifests itself in the form of a panic attack.Continue reading “Understanding Anxiety, Panic & Depression: Part 2 – Panic”

Understanding Anxiety, Panic & Depression: Part 1 – Anxiety

Definition:

  • A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
  • A nervous disorder marked by excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behaviour or panic attacks.

Anxiety is a natural feeling, that everyone has, especially when faced with challenging situations, such as taking an exam, going for a job interview or meeting people you do not know.Continue reading “Understanding Anxiety, Panic & Depression: Part 1 – Anxiety”

Welcome to ‘And Breathe….’

Hi, and welcome to my new blog, which will help shine a light on mental health issues, in particular anxiety, panic and depression.

I have suffered with mental health problems since September 2015, when I suffered my first panic attack, which was caused by work related stress.

Since this time my battle has been long and arduous; I have had some good days and some really bad days.

Continue reading “Welcome to ‘And Breathe….’”