Anxiety, stress and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses, and they are often comorbid. Panic is an extreme form of anxiety, and a panic attack usually consists of extreme fear alongside physical symptoms like shaking, shortness of breath and dizziness, among others. If you experience frequent panic attacks or the fear of panic attacks, you may have a panic disorder, many people don’t know that their disorder is real and highly responsive to treatment.
Anxiety, stress and depression are both normal emotions but can become debilitating mental health conditions when experienced overwhelmingly or recurringly. Both anxiety and depression can have mental as well as physical and emotional symptoms, and both can severely impede your quality of life.
There is strong evidence that many forms of therapy can help with anxiety and panic attacks. Approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which help you to regulate your emotions, are most common. Mindfulness therapy and relaxation techniques can be helpful in managing your physical and emotional symptoms and avoiding your anxiety escalating in the moment.
Therapeutic treatments for anxiety, stress and depression depend on your symptoms: for example, depression could be situational, long-term or drug-resistant, and different types and severities of depression (and different people) will respond to different types of therapy with psychological counselling (such as psychotherapy).