However when we spend too much time in an anxious state, it becomes a problem. Prolonged feelings of anxiety can have a negative impact on your everyday life and activities. When this happens, it is time to seek help.In some cases anxiety may manifest into panic attacks. A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety and will be accompanied by physical symptoms. They are not dangerous but can be extremely frightening and in the moment may cause a person to feel that they might collapse or even die. Symptoms include:
If you are experiencing a level of anxiety that is impacting your day to day life and / or panic attacks, it is very important to get help so that you can take back control of your life and emotions. Professional help options can include talk therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
IAHIP Psychotherapists are trained to help people with Anxiety and Panic Attacks. You can search the IAHIP Psychotherapist Directory for these particular issues.
On the Directory page, simply type Anxiety or Panic Attacks into the ‘Areas of Interest’ Box:
For more information on Anxiety, you can access articles from our professional journal - Inside Out. Go to the top left of this website page and enter ‘Anxiety’ into the search box.