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What is Anxiety

Anxiety is a state of apprehension or fear resulting from the anticipation of a real or perceived threat, event or situation.  Anxiety is normal.  Everyone will experience anxiety at some time in their life.  For example sitting an exam or going for a driving test, financial problems, losing your job, or moving house.   Anxiety is […]

What is General Anxiety Disorder

General Anxiety Disorder or, G.A.D, makes the sufferer feel anxious regardless of the situation they are in. Symptoms of G.A.D. may vary from one sufferer to another (see Anxiety Symptoms Explained) However, we would remind you that G.A.D., like all anxiety disorders has nothing to do with insanity nor will it ever lead that G.A.D., […]

What is a Phobia?

Understanding phobias is extremely difficult, even for the sufferers. Thus, in this booklet we shall try to explain, in simple language, what phobias are, how they work, the effect they have on sufferers and    possible ways to overcome them. Obviously sufferers are affected in many different ways so, it is not possible, herein, to produce […]

Agoraphobia

A phobia is an obsessive fear of an object or situation that exists over a long period of time. People with phobias have no rational explanation for their fears, and often there is no discernible cause. People with phobias worry about imagined events that are unlikely to happen in reality or are only a remote […]

Tranquilizer Withdrawal

At No Panic we can’t give advice on medication because we are not qualified to do so but we can help people who are coming off tranquilizers. Tranquillizers -Why come off? Tranquillizers come under a very wide range of brand names, too many to list here. It is not unknown for people to be taking […]

Anxiety Symptoms Explained

The symptoms we experience with anxiety are real symptoms but they are not due to a real physical illness. When the body is very anxious the Nervous system gives a signal for the body to release adrenalin.  This in itself can cause some distressing physical symptoms.  Some of the body is more sensitive to adrenalin […]

Specific Phobias

A phobia is an obsessive, intense fear of an object or situation that exists over a long period of time. People with phobias have no rational explanation for their fears, and often there is no discernible cause. People with phobias worry about imagined events that are unlikely to happen in reality or are only a […]

Social Phobia

What is a Phobia The beginning of a phobia usually follows periods of stress and often starts after a final trauma, “The last straw, which breaks the camel’s back” or after a first panic attack which appears to come out of the blue. In the early stages of a phobia, sufferers feel frightened when in […]

Recovery and Self Help

What does recovery mean? Recovery means much more than just being free of anxiety, it also means personal growth, self confidence and self awareness.  We can learn an awful lot about ourselves. One of the worst things is we don’t feel in control of our lives.  Anxiety can make you feel           helpless. Getting better […]

Panic Attacks

A Panic attack is an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear.  The first panic attack can be very frightening because people do not understand what is happening.  They fear they may faint, have a heart attack, go insane, or die Panic attacks are unpleasant but cannot harm us mentally or physically. Anxiety reaches […]