Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks Aren't Deadly, But They Feel Like They Are

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Panic disorder is associated with anxiety that continues after the panic attack has resolved. Patients with panic disorder worry about having another attack or that they might lose control. Sometimes they fear they're suffering from a serious medical condition that hasn't been diagnosed. As a result, they change their behavior to avoid situations that might provoke another attack.

Everything You've Ever Wondered About Panic Disorders, Answered

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living

Like when to get help.

I'm Living With Anxiety And Finally Allowing The Cracks To Show

Lori Gard | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

About a month ago, I went to see a psychiatrist. Earlier in the spring, I had visited my family doctor about another annoying little problem: my teeth seem to be very fragile and are breaking. I grind them at night, and even though I wear a night-guard, this doesn't seem to be protecting them from injury. Turns out, I have a mild anxiety disorder.

My Parents Killed My Self-Esteem - Now I'm Done Taking Criticism

Lenora Thompson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.

Why Don't We Have Walk-in Clinics for People With Mental Illness?

Arthur Gallant | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

It's 2015 and in Canada we, as a society, still haven't come to the realization that people with mental illness can still have urgent and immediate psychiatric and psychological needs without it being deemed life-threatening. There are no decent services available to people who need immediate non-hospital psychiatric care. If you're in a mental health crisis and want immediate care you either need to call the police or present yourself to the emergency room.

A Quarter-Life Crisis Sent Me to Therapy

Katie Boland | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I sat in a therapist's office two weeks ago. "I think I'm having a nervous breakdown," I told her. Summer ended. My relationship fell apart. Then, it just disappeared. Then, I wondered if I'd made it all up. I felt like my friends didn't like me anymore. There's been a lot said about the quarter-life crisis. Is that why a lot of my friends and I needed help?

Trigger Warnings For Those About to Enter Kindergarten

Lori Gard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Warning: the contents of this article might be offensive to some. In that, it might make you conjure up images of snot, mucous, throw-up, broken arms ...

Inside My Panic Attacks

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

If someone would have told me years ago that I would suffer from panic attacks I would have thought them to be crazy. The first time I had a panic attack was in 2004. It hit me like a punch in the face. I was cleaning up the house when all of a sudden I started having difficulty breathing.

I Was a Mute and I Got Over My Panic Attacks With a Little Help

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I was 25 years old, I went mute. Not for a few seconds, not for a few days, or weeks, but months. Talking, for me, evoked acute panic attacks. When I found my way to Figueroa Street in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, I panicked over how I was to teach a group of juvenile delinquents without any training let alone without a voice. I was to work with one student. He was 17 years old. He was over six feet tall and his name was Anthony. I learned that this 17-year-old Anthony was awaiting trial. He was allegedly involved in a gang shooting where one individual died. I feel like I owe much of my life to Anthony.

Panic Attacks: Most Anxiety Disorders Can Be Treated

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - It was supposed to be a big break for Stefie Shock — the Quebec rocker was going live on TV to promote his new album.As a young musician ...