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Which is where a good rescue med comes in. When I have a severe anxiety attack, I take my rescue med and do some deep breathing until the med takes effect. Then, I can practice my DBT skills to help me cope with whatever triggered the anxiety. As a practice, I also write down when I have anxiety attacks, so I can take it into my T and we can discuss the issues that sparked the attack in the first place.

Right, understanding your triggers is very important. It is necessary to develop insight into your behavioral reactions.
 

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I have a few hobbies. I also type everything out on my computer. Im wondering if things will get better once I move out of this city.

Don't mean to be a downer, but change of location generally does not decrease symptoms. We call it "attempting a geographical cure." The only thing that changes is your location. You bring everything else with you.
 

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CBT(as with most behavioural therapy) has very limited application in MY veiw

And CAN a waste be of insurance cover

There are other therapies out there

I agree. Insurance companies push for brief therapies, and they often are not effective in getting to the cause of things. They simply correct superficial behaviors, but the client usually ends up back in therapy fairly quickly, because the problems will manifest in another behavior.
 

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I agree the CBT is not as effective as some people claim it to be. This is because in recent years it has been sold as a low cost quick cure for mental illness and money (or saving money) shouts very loud, louder than balanced research. However done properly, and away from the accountants, CBT does work well for "less serious" mental problems such as stress. IMO it doesn't work as well for the deep seated problems that have left sufferers emotionally damaged such as childhood trauma.

You are correct. Insight is necessary to deal with those problems that go beyond troubling surface behaviors.
 

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Exactly. You have to take your focus off of the symptoms of the anxiety.

True I agree you! I aware it exactly wise on my mind issues I focus on my mind!
I should be focus on my mind calm, trust it your feeling something scared anxiety on mind! mind your calm try yoga and situation! it is not perfect!
 

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You are correct. Insight is necessary to deal with those problems that go beyond troubling surface behaviors.

The problem I had with CBT was that it told me that my thoughts/actions were faulty, which I knew, but, I had a difficult time figuring out how to change those faulty thoughts. In other words, I HAD the insight that my thoughts/actions were faulty, but I didn't know HOW to change them. I feel that DBT was the key FOR ME to learn how to cope with my emotions that were running amok, AND, learn new ways of dealing with those emotions.

The best thing to come out of my therapy was simply to realize that these thoughts and feelings are TEMPORARY, and yes, they suck, but they don't have to rule me any longer. I control my emotions now. My emotions no longer control ME.
 

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Yes, a specialist in anxiety disorders can teach many different skills for dealing with panic.

Lots of issue son lots learn how cope improve your skills lots of many experience impressive! specialist smart to professional very impressive awesome! sound! that is impressive awesome, he humor is comedy!
 

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Nope...

Your therapist should have ruled out any medical cause for your symptoms during the diagnostic process. If I am concerned that a client might have a medical reason for the symptoms they are experiencing, I send them for a complete physical. Many physical illnesses can create the same symptoms that a mental disorder will manifest.

Without having insurance there isnt much that can be done, thats cheap. All they did was talk to me and see how I felt, but no blood work or anything like that. They refered me to a Psychiatrist.
 

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Ok...

No i am on serquil and thats it

Try and get some where safe to have it

What is considered a safe place? And having panic attacks is really REALLY hard on your heart, along with other systems in your body. Having panic attacks isnt good on your health, or your mind.
 

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Don't mean to be a downer, but change of location generally does not decrease symptoms. We call it "attempting a geographical cure." The only thing that changes is your location. You bring everything else with you.

I understand that, but where Im moving there is no snow (which is a trigger for me), there are really good city transportation systems so I wont have to drive (which is a HUGE trigger for me). So those stressors will be gone. And since I worry all the time even when its summer I dread the winter months.

The scenery will be better, which will help me relax. And hopefully we will be able to find a house, and good jobs.

And a big bonus, I will be going to school for ASL (my dream, something Ive always been very passionate about), and I will be apart of the Deaf Community, so thats exciting.
 

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I am not quite understanding. Are you saying that you are not prescribed an anti-anxiety medication to use for panic attacks? Do you have a plan for dealing with panic attacks when you feel them coming on?

No i am on serquil and thats it

Try and get some where safe to have it

What is considered a safe place? And having panic attacks is really REALLY hard on your heart, along with other systems in your body. Having panic attacks isnt good on your health, or your mind.


Away from other people. And where im not likely to be disturbed
 

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If I am at home and a panic attack starts, I move to my closet. If I am out in public, I will move somewhere away from people, sit on my rollator, close my eyes and picture in my mind the picture of my "happy place". It usually seems to help. I work on breathing evenly and just relaxing totally.
 

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When I sit down and think about the typical experiences, often negative, that deaf people have such as being "mainstreamed" in a school setting with little or no support and being isolated from people, even family, for many years...I really wonder what adverse psychological impacts they have from those experiences.

I've always said that of all of my traumatic experiences, the one where I am deaf with no communication access, even with my own family. was the worst of all.
 

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No i am on serquil and thats it

Try and get some where safe to have it

It sounds as if you need an anti-anxiety medication as well. Have you discussed it with your doctor?

Getting somewhere safe is always a good strategy. Having planned self talk to help you get through it is very useful. I use it with several clients. I have one who was nearly agoraphobic because of her panic attacks, and she has improved a great deal. In fact, she called me just the other day to tell me she felt a panic attack coming on while she was at the hospital for her daughter's surgery, and she said she started deep breathing and did everything I had told her to do, and the attack never manifested. I was very proud of her!
 

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When I sit down and think about the typical experiences, often negative, that deaf people have such as being "mainstreamed" in a school setting with little or no support and being isolated from people, even family, for many years...I really wonder what adverse psychological impacts they have from those experiences.

I've always said that of all of my traumatic experiences, the one where I am deaf with no communication access, even with my own family. was the worst of all.

Unfortunately, they have many effects. That is something I continually try to get hearing parents to understand.
 

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I think so anxiety conflict to coffee and pop your anxiety and easy panic! otherwise avoid your health! advise explain!
 

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I have been a worry wart all my life and I can't sleep because my mind is racing all the time. I also have a bit of OCD as well. Living this kind of life isn't healthy so it's advised that we all go to a doctor/therapist.
I can definitely relate. Sometimes I wonder if therapy will work. I have gone to therapy before and I noticed some improvement but I fear there will come a time that therapy won't do the trick.
 

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I have been a worry wart all my life and I can't sleep because my mind is racing all the time. I also have a bit of OCD as well. Living this kind of life isn't healthy so it's advised that we all go to a doctor/therapist.
I can definitely relate. Sometimes I wonder if therapy will work. I have gone to therapy before and I noticed some improvement but I fear there will come a time that therapy won't do the trick.
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Really! it is very not 100& percent not perfect reason tough recovery health reason problem risk on medication health issues suffer!
 

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I know...

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I have been a worry wart all my life and I can't sleep because my mind is racing all the time. I also have a bit of OCD as well. Living this kind of life isn't healthy so it's advised that we all go to a doctor/therapist.
I can definitely relate. Sometimes I wonder if therapy will work. I have gone to therapy before and I noticed some improvement but I fear there will come a time that therapy won't do the trick.

I do see a therapist, and if your willing to put in the work, which is hard, then therapy will work. You also have to have the right therapist, if you dont feel comfortable with him/her it will not help.
But therapy may not cure everything, it takes time, and depending on severity you may need medication.
 
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