Have you ever had a panic attack?
Do you often find yourself in situations where you feel physically overwhelmed or feel that your suffering with anxiety? Heart racing, sweating or struggling to breath? Maybe you have feel a pain in the pit of your stomach or a pounding headache. The symptoms of anxiety disorder differ from person to person, but mostly they are characterised by a physical 'dis-ease' at the level of the body.
Never give up. You can get help and get to a place where you feel more at ease with yourself.
Anxiety is often felt in very physical terms and unfortunately it's extremely common. I teach at the School of Psychotherapy in University College Dublin and last week the class asked me what I thought the 'dis-ease' du jour is. I din't have to think for very long.
Anxiety is a big issue for so many people. In my clinic it is something I help people work through on a daily basis. If you, or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, then I encourage you to watch this TED talk. This woman changed her story and managed to overcome the debilitating effects of anxiety. If you're amazed that she's standing up and giving a TED talk when she used to suffer from agoraphobia, then know this- you can overcome your anxiety too.