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Chapter 2

PREVIOUS SERIES CONTENT:
OCD Is Not A Joke!
Chapter 1

 

As per Indian tradition in the early morning , women put rangoli in front of the house. Rangoli is an art form that is meant to produce positive energy for the home. The same tradition is being followed by my mother.

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A tradition turned into a nightmare. One of the ocd type is Scrupulousity OCD. Scrupulousity OCD involves deep religious thoughts. There is a fear of doing any mistake that will make the person angry their respective God/Goddess.  It disrupts their mind when anyone goes against their ritual methods. Even the Pandits, Father or any superior person of religion will not agree with this person’s rituals. Such people will keep doing different remedies of overcoming sins repeatedly. In Hindu, there are long duration of different pujas and havans. So, the person will keep doing such puja havans every now and then. This person will not pray to God without taking bath. Even if the bath is already taken but the visit to temple or prayer to God is after few hours then the person will once again take bath prior to it. Similarly, christain person may repeatedly visit the confession room. In Muslim, while washing hands before the prayer, the person will wash his/her hands multiple times to feel the purity.
These people have strong belief in black magic. There is a fear of people doing black magic for which they find ways to protect themselves from black magic. Person with Scruplousity OCD will love preaching about God and religion to others. They want everyone to believe in their principles ,their thoughts, their rituals and follow the same.
Normally, only on occasions big rangolis or colourful rangolis are made.
But in my family, my mother started making big rangoli as compulsion for daily routine. Normal people clean the area by sweeping or they just use some cloth to wipe off the floor. Following it, they  make simple and small or border rangolis. My mother used to do same.

How the repetation and behavior changed?

The next step, she did is that she made me put big rangoli for complete month on every festival. Indians have so many festivals by which one can know the number of days of we designing rangoli are higher. Then she changed to putting big rangoli daily.
Alongside, her rule was sweeping and mopping only one time before putting rangoli.
Then during festival months,   (sweeping , mopping and put rangoli) twice a day.
The next thing , she started hallucinating that neighbour is doing some black magic.
She imagined ,neigbour drops Kumkum -a red powder or Angar- a grey powder on rangoli. Then she thought someone coming in front of our door daily from neighbour’s house and doing black magic. This is completely her hallucination.

How it got mixed with OCD?

She started cleaning front door and front place with dry cloth then wet cloth. She swept and mopped floor before rangoli. She changed timings of a day of putting rangoli so that neigbour don’t do black magic. It was all in her mind but she made real rules based on her beliefs. Then she forced us to create a window in the passage which is closer to the neighbour window.

Next level is this :

She sweeps the floor then mops the small floor 10 times and then cleans the beside little stone bench and door then mops the floor again . Then she cleans window with dry cloth then with wet cloth. Then she mops floor. Once again, she sprinkles water on the floor and wipes the floor with another cloth. Overall, total 4 clothes and sweeping rod , mop rod, and a bucket full of water only for this small matter.
She does not take bucket used for cleaning inside house . Because, she thinks goddess will enter house. Hence, dirt should not come inside. Therefore, the bucket should be taken inside home later after hours. You may have got confuzzled with this stanza of repeatative tasks. Imagine the same lines are actually acted in real, the amount of stress that goes around in doing the same task excess of time.
Since , Rangoli is a form of art ,  one could take this task positively and do it daily but the amount of stress involved with the Scruplousity OCD is unbearable. We have to avoid neighbour contact and if neigbour step out then she will think that they did black magic . Even if they don’t step out , she will still assume same because of her hallucination.

As previously explained, there is a fear of what will god or goddess do.
For example, she makes it compulsion to  draw shree symbol in rangoli without fail.
Moreover, throughout the process of rangoli, she is panicked and in  angry mood. Hence, anything going wrong triggers  her to create a worse day for all . All these beliefs increased the hallucination and she decided to leave this place to get rid of neigbour ‘s black magic(unreal thing. ) My mother has done unbearable dramas at home for this simple things. Her mind does not accept breakage in this repeation process and anyone against her such hallucinated beliefs. This thing has broken the relationship with good neigbour. We can’t face them or talk to them because she has restricted us. If we do so, then she will create an unforgettable trauma for all.

Please note, this post has no intention of saying anything against any religions. It is based on the sources, that explain how it can involve different religions. It is more about the OCD person and less about a religion. It only shows how a strong abnormal belief reaches higher than normal belief of god or goddess and supernatural things.

Know the things:

There is a need to take precautions. Don’t take the pattern changes of your loved ones lightly because with the development of symptoms , things get uncontrollable. It will lead to inviting more mental disorder symptoms. Each task is repeated multiple times. The person does not do  the work all alone  but asks some family members to do it. Please note that the ocd person does not enjoy doing such stress work. This stress work also affects their emotions and they feel frustrated to do it and at the same time avoiding work will give them a breakdown. This drains energy, valuable time for all family members and acts as an obstacle for other work or self time. Doing unnecessary work daily turns into an unavoidable stress for everyone. Because of one person’s mental imbalance, other family memebers eventually get mentally affected.

Society does not accept such levels of OCD. My neighbours make fun of us . When I tried explaining them first time about her other mental disorder . They denied to accept the term, mental disorder and said, “Your mother is a weird person.”.

We can’t tell every outsider, what mental disorder is!
We can only try our best to aware the world about mental health through different mediums.

To conclude, if we have symptoms then we should accept and meet doctors for the diagnose and respective treatment. In the same way, we should be understanding towards our family member’s any mental disorder and insist them to take the treatment.

Tip :
“Believe in whatever you want, but know the fine line of balancing your belief.”

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

OCD Series: Chapter 1

Through this real story, you will understand why OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) cannot be treated as a JOKE for everyone.

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Introducing my mother who has two types of OCD.
Neither she takes the treatment nor do my family agree to give her treatment. My father and sister never agreed to give her treatment. Over years, I tried convincing her parents and siblings, even they denied giving any help .No one in my family agreed to opt for her treatment because they thought what will society say if they come to know about her. On another hand, her behavior became a problem for the society itself and yet father and sister did not wanted to take any responsibility. I once went with her to a doctor wherein she did not know her mental check up will also be done. We went for mild health check up and doctor said she does have mental disorders.
In the OCD series, I will not talk about her other mental disorders.
I will explain the experiences of living with a OCD person . In what way, people living with OCD person as well as the OCD person should take the responsibility of curing. Additionally, this is not only a single person OCD symptoms. There are many people out there who seem to have similar behaviour.

The Normal Day:

1] Where ever we stay: a bungalow or an apartment, the front yard of the house or the front passage of the flat needs to be cleaned daily. Even if the place is already cleaned, sweepping then mopping is done early morning around 6a.m. or prior to it. The doors are again cleaned with dry and wet clothes. Throughout the day: if anyone visits home, we go outside and come back, any random person walking in the passage or a courier person or any one else steps in the front passage, then those many times the front yard is cleaned. At the end of day, again in evening the sweeping is done compulsory.
She does not do it all alone always. Sometimes she does it by herself and sometimes she orders me to do it. We cannot avoid this task. Because the consequences of ignoring her orders are not good. She can get very emotional and hurt. She may get violent and have a heated conversation with all the bad words. This simple thing can change into one of the bad days.

One needs to know how to behave with a patient. Although people don’t really use the word patient for the person who has OCD. It is important for everyone to understand the person with any mental disorder and behave with them carefully.

This is the difference between a normal person reaction and the OCD person. The motive is to achieve their task of cleaning and if it undone then it does not give them a peace of mind.

The pattern of doing such an unnecessary task  every day without fail can become an obstacle in other work or for other family members.

It may sound a simple thing but when put into an action 365 days for more than decades, that would mean wasting time.

Cleaning front passage is acceptable :

  • When it is dirty.
  • When there is any occasion and you want everything to look fresh.
  • Once in a day . At the most, twice a day.

Anything that goes beyond limit, needs an attention.

The OCD patient should learn the methods of listening to others especially the ones who love you.

Other people should not take the pattern of OCD person lightly. The earlier the treatment or counselling to change the daily habits, the easier it is to live the life for all.
Only one point [1] of Normal Day has been discussed in this chapter. The next points describing Normal Day will be added in the next chapter.

Have a great day 😊

Tip : “Stay clean, but don’t forget to enjoy. “

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OCD Is Not A Joke!

Chapter 2

Types Of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a disorder that can happen anytime to children and adults. It depends on the way a person is brought up and the surrounding people. The negative people are the bad source to develop anxiety. The traumatic events or any unexpected event can be one of the causes. Some physical illness especially the chronic illness has the tendencies to develop an anxiety and panic symptoms. In the similar manner, some mental disorders can also have these symptoms.

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety arises from different causes. For this reason, anxiety is broadly classified into these categories:

1] Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This is a very common disorder that affects daily mundane activities. A person with this disorder has the habit of continuously worrying about everything. They are tensed about each task. They feel tensed without much good reason. They worry about their family members, children’s school, a partner’s job, the financial matter, daily chores, and any occasions or festivals. If one issue is solved, they will have another incoming worrying thoughts in mind. This consistent worrying nature leads their imagination to expect disaster or unpleasant events. They have restless “What if ?“ thoughts leading them to be always alert. This kind of worrisome life,  results in a sleep disorder. An unmanaged sleeping hours leads to numerous physical health problems.

 

2] Panic Disorder

A panic attack is triggered through mental stress or frequent anxiety alarms. This lasts from 20 minutes to hours. This attack occurs once in few days or months or years.  It can even happen based on the shocking circumstances. This is often misunderstood as a heart attack. However, a recurrent panic attack can affect routine life. A recurrent panic attack shall not necessary show up all the symptoms. But, the person will have a mild temperature and heart pounds while hearing any loud sounds, violent visuals and quarrels, or a part of phobia symptom.

3] Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The word post -traumatic explicitly defines its meaning. An individual suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after facing an unexpected event of life. This can be a loss of loved one. When a person faces any cruel or violent attacks, it is possible to suffer from PTSD. Any loss of artificial but important element of life can also become the cause for PTSD. Sometimes, it is not certain for the person to experience it. Even the person who witnesses terrible events happening to someone else can develop PTSD. Anything related to the traumatic event can trigger back the symptoms. The memories keep flashing back in the mind frequently. This changes the personality and the behavior of a person. An individual begins to look at things differently. Sometimes it is difficult for them to trust others. An untreated PTSD person may  find it difficult to live a normal life smoothly due to the flashbacks of events.

4] Separation Anxiety Disorder

It occurs when the person cannot cope up with the emotional relationship management. The fear of living separately from own family or any loved ones is excess than normal behavioral pattern. We have heard the word home-sickness. Home-sickness is a temporary emotion. But, in SAD, a person finds it difficult to survive without family or friends. Usually, they are dependent on their family members. They feel safe around their loved ones. On another hand, they have the thoughts of other person being in danger without them. For this reason, they would like to be around them all the time.

5] Social Anxiety Disorder

An individual with Social Anxiety Disorder will not be comfortable around the people. The social events or gatherings will be a tough thing to attain. Performing activities together in a group can be a stressful thing to do. Eating outside in a restaurant or parties triggers anxiety symptoms. One of the troubling symptom is a speech problem. A person suffering from this kind of anxiety will find it difficult to have a conversation with others. Sometimes their low esteem can also result in slurred speech. With these symptoms, one can feel tensed to carry out casual outgoings . They feel scared of their unpredictable symptoms. They get thoughts of people judging them. They do not want to embarrass themselves by showing up the symptoms.

6] Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -OCD

OCD is about performing the tasks repeatedly. To do these tasks repeatedly, mind is constantly signaling to repeat the tasks. When the same thoughts are being recurrently processed , it develops anxiety. There is a fear whether the particular task is done or not. Even if there is no one to supervise the person, the fear will always exists in the mind.

7] Phobias

Phobia is inter-related with anxiety and panic attacks. Phobia of any object or animals can be unavoidable. A person is constantly in thoughts of what if these objects or animals show up? With phobia: one feels cold, heart beat races, and body trembles. Most of the people cry like a child. Some phobias can look like the person is over-reacting. Even if one knows that their behavior is not normal, a phobia is something they cannot overcome easily. The fearful thoughts trigger anxiety. While the person is frequently checking around to not see those things around, any random object can be misinterpreted as the same phobia object. This gives heart pound at that moment.

To add on, anxiety can also occur before traveling plans, while giving presentations, during occasions, in the meetings, or performing any new activity.

We will discuss more on this topic, in the upcoming posts.
Would you like to share your anxiety or panic story here? Do you have any helpful tips to overcome anxiety? It would be great to read your story as well as tips in the comment section. It will be helpful for others.

Thank you for reading. 🙂
Hope you are having a wonderful time.
If not, take rest and restart again.

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What does anxiety and panic attack feels like?

Anxiety symptoms varies from person to person. There are different levels to it. In certain cases, anxiety is associated with physical illness. In other cases, it is part of mental illness. People had been using the terms nervous and anxiety interchangeably. Slight anxious and nervousness can have a similarity. But anxiety is a separate broad topic. Anxiety is mainly classified into five types. To know detailed information about these types, you can read here :
Types Of Anxiety Disorder

How does the person feels and goes through the anxiety or panic attack duration? Let’s understand the feelings that is being experienced by the person during the anxiety/panic attack.

What Does Anxiety And Panic Attack Feels Like_

1] Nervousness Vs. Anxiety

Nervousness lasts for few seconds or minutes. Nervousness compared to anxiety is easily possible to overcome. Nervousness is a common natural human reaction while trying things for the first time. It is possible to feel the same usually, but it is not as deep as an anxious feeling.

For e.g. [1]: A student feels nervous to give the presentation on the stage. This student has to wait for his/her turn. Until the turn comes, the student feels nervous. He/She will fear of performing in front of all. He/She will doubt the outcomes of presentation. The person may have bit sweaty hands. The student may share with other friends saying, ”I am feeling nervous, don’t know how will I do it!” This student goes to the stage and gives the presentation well. He/She will even forget that nervousness moment and has moved on with other things of class. In another level of nervousness, some students may make slight mistakes while giving presentation because of tensions and doubts on their ability. These students will also move on with other activities of the class for that day or upcoming days. The ones who makes mistakes , may improve over a period of time.

For e.g. [2]: When a group of people visit adventure places, most of them will try adventure sports for the first time. All of them are excited to enjoy this sport. But, few of them will have nervousness as they will try it for the first time. Once they begin the adventure, nervousness is replaced by happiness.
With these two examples, it is noticeable that nervous feeling is an emotion which is solvable without any efforts.

 

How does the anxiety feels in the same two situations?

In example one, the student will not have any guts of giving presentation on the stage. This student may have prepared 100% good presentation. He/She has practiced many times with no mistakes at home. He/She scored good at exams and hence, has the potential of giving a good presentation. This student will either have sweaty hands or cold body. The heart beats faster. This person may share with other friends, ”I am feeling nervous, don’t know how will I do it. I can’t do it.” Other friends may boost up the student’s confidence level. But, nothing else works out. Student will hesitate to go on the stage. While giving the presentation, this person will be feeling weak and bit of darkness visuals. He/She may make mistakes. After the presentation, they will still have the symptoms for that day or the week. When another day of presentation comes, all the feelings repeat. Additionally, due to previous presentation mistakes, this time the student will have low esteem. They will start developing fear of stage. The symptoms of anxiety will vary from person to person because it depends on the level of anxiety stages.

In example two:
If this person is afraid of trying out any adventure thing, then he/she may not succeed at it. Their heart beat palpitation increases and may develop stomach pains. By courage, if they succeed at the first time, they will still hold up fear to try it second time and sometimes give it up. Again, the symptoms will vary depending on the level of anxiety.

2] Anxiety Levels

The beginning levels of anxiety which can have similarity with nervousness can be cured with the changes of lifestyles and mind tricks.

Intense anxiety is often experienced at social events, phobia, driving, professional life and any new events of life. Intense anxiety includes fear of doing something or going somewhere.

At the social events, the person may not feel comfortable to get along with the people. An anxiety feeling will make the person feel inferior. The fear of people judging her/his behavior. The thought of, “What if one does not eat well or interact well? ‘’ revolves around the mind. What if one fails to dance or sing or do any group activities. The person can suddenly start showing up anxiety symptoms. The hands are sweaty and the body feels lighter or weak. Vision may feel blurrier. Headache or stomach pains begins. The person feels burdensome to finish food properly. There is a similar feeling of some electric slow waves passing along the body nerves. The person feels an urge to leave the place. He/She loses an interest and wants to find a comfortable place usually, it’s the home. In a number of instances, nausea symptom is developed. A nausea feeling and a dizzy head makes the person uncomfortable to hang around the people. Stomach cramps leading to acidity results in low level energy. It becomes difficult for the person to walk , stand or sit comfortably.

Some people  experience the similar symptoms while driving. An individual may have good driving skills but the anxiety will not let them believe it. They will fear from driving in traffic and slowly they may end up giving up driving. The person shivers before starting a vehicle. While taking out the vehicle, the heart races. While driving, any horn or disturbance on the road can scare the person easily.

3] How anxiety transforms to panic attacks?

When a person experiences anxiety often, they develop  the panic symptom in the next stage. Anxiety has the reasons. The person is self-aware of experiencing anxiety and wants to get rid of it but cannot overcome it. In the beginning levels of anxiety, simple tips and lifestyle changes help but later on medicines are much more required for healing. An untreated anxiety leads to panic attacks. Panic attack can happen during an intense anxiety period. But, panic attacks is also unpredictable. It can happen without any reason , to be precise, during the sleep. People wake up in the middle of night due to panic attack with no reason.  Whilst we may not notice the reason for this attack, there lies an unidentified cause. It can be the result of prolonged anxiety issues. Sometimes it results from physical body stress. People who are mentally strong for a long time, may develop panic attacks as well. Because there is a limit to everything. Therefore, a consistent strong mind may get tired up at some moment.

4] How does a panic attack feels like?

While anxiety can have different tips to help with , the same cannot be true with panic attacks. The practice required to calm these symptoms needs more efforts. Panic attacks generally feels same every time for many people. Every time the person reacts as if it is happening for the first time. They know that it is not the first time and it is temporary moment. Unfortunately, the symptoms will lock the person’s mind which makes them difficult to quickly fix themselves.

Panic attack people struggle for breathing. It can happen during the severe anxiety or during the sleep. Once the person starts breathing faster, he/she gets worried thinking it is the heart attack. The feeling of gasping long air and uncomfortable body makes the person conclude it as a dying moment. The person feels nauseated and may have frequent motions. They feel sweaty and chills. The body trembles. A person feels trapped. The feeling of want to come out of this trapped body but can’t. It is not a paralyzed symptom. The person feels helpless and loneliness. The person misses the ones they love. Everything seems to be overwhelming for those moments. It can last for 20 mins to hours.

Recurring panic attack:
The daily life gets affected with recurring panic attacks. Person easily gets affected with loud sound, fights, scary visuals, bad news, or phobias. The heart pounds instantly. Since, the mind is constantly on alert, the person’s heart pounds immediately even if the person is aware that there is nothing to worry about.

 

For the Harry Potter fans:
Severe anxiety with Panic attacks can be related to this scene wherein:
Dementors the dark floating creatures approach people or your favorite Harry Potter. They suck happiness , love, positive and peaceful mind. They let your body feel cold and helpless with the pains and fears. You try to survive with faster breathing. You can use the wand and say, “Expecto Patronum” and Boom!  The dementor vanishes.

In reality, we don’t have wands. We have different tips, medicines, and our loved ones to get rid of such panic attacks. Most importantly, it’s [us,we, I ] should work consistently to take care of ourselves and keep ourselves stronger and healthier.

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How To Help Someone With Anxiety And Panic Attacks?

Whenever anyone is feeling anxious, it becomes slightly difficult for the surrounding people to help in the right manner. Most of the people take the anxiety word lightly. Many people make fun of the people who suffer from anxiety. Ironically, these days ,anxiety is one of the  words used in memes. It is also mistakenly used in place of the word nervousness.

Anxiety can happen to anyone. It can be a child, teenager, adult, family member, colleague, friends or any stranger around the corner. Sometimes the severity of anxiety is visible, and it needs outside help. A severe anxiety has the chance of leading to a panic attack. People can ignore an anxious person but a panic attack is unavoidable. One may get confused to understand the person’s behavior. Most people often think of it as a heart attack or asthma. A panic attack can also be an unpredictable thing. For many people, it occurs in sleep. Waking up with a panic attack can be a more tension situation.

How to help someone with anxiety and panic attacks

With no knowledge of anxiety and panic, one may think of admitting the person immediately. How can you manage all by yourself , when admitting immediately is not possible?
Simple tips can help to stabilize the situation. Let’s check out the tips that can save the trouble:

1] Give water to the person

Make the person drink the water slowly. Since the heart beats are faster, the person will be trying hard to breathe. Drinking a gulp of water can lead to dry coughing. Thus, let the person drink water slowly. Water can help to normal the pressure levels. Keeping body hydrated helps to reduce the fever.

2] Breathe and Feel comfortable

Rub your hands on the person’s back in a slow massaging manner. This helps in calming down slowly. If the person wants to sleep on your lap, you can let them sleep on your lap and pat on their head slowly so that they can go back to sleep. Hug them smoothly and keep saying, “They are all right. The symptoms will go. The moment has passed. I am / We are with you. ”
The person with this attack needs emotional strength. Once they are self-secured that there are people taking care of them, they will feel better. These tips are possible with a family member or friends but may not always work out with a stranger. Ask the person to breathe slowly.  Inhale and exhale slowly with the counts.

3] Give Juice

If you have access to fruits or juice, then let them have a glass of juice. Before giving it to them, ask if they are allergic to it. Do not give any random juice without knowing whether it is suitable to them or not. You can give juice every few hours. This will help in boosting strength. The body stays hydrated and eventually the symptoms decline.

4] A Proper Food

You can give them a sandwich, salad, or cookies. Don’t give any caffeine products,oily or spicy food. Don’t forget to ask them whether they are allergic to any of those items. Additionally, raisins and fruits can be offered too. In-taking food  helps in increasing energy levels.

5] Ginger

If the person is having a nausea feeling, let them have slight bites of ginger. It will help in stopping nausea feeling and headache.

6] Keep Talking

Talk about anything but a good topic. You need to engage them in a conversation. This is much needed to divert their mind. Because the mind is trapped in darkness and body feels locked in with those waves of symptoms. If the person does not have enough energy to reply, then don’t insist on them to talk. When the person feels annoyed with your words, keep quiet. In case, the conversation does not annoy the person then you can continue talking. Just listening to you, can divert their mind for good.

7] Turn On Entertainment

Turn on any entertaining videos, series or movies for them. Let them sit and watch it while eating or drinking healthy item. Generally, this helps to relax the mood which in turn is helpful in getting rid of symptoms.  If they feel irritated to watch, turn it off.

8] Check on health issues

Some people have other health issues. Panic or anxiety can be a part of it. If the person can talk even a little bit, ask them about their medicines. Many people already take medicines for anxiety and panic triggers. Possibly, they might be taking medicines for other illness. It is always better to ask them about medicines and diet to help them with better solutions.

9] Social Comfortness

If you find the person often having social anxiety disorder. Accompany them and make them feel comfort always. Go out often and let them  interact with others. Remind them everything is normal and everyone loves them, there is nothing to worry about. Practicing this often can change the mind thoughts.

10] Home Alone

When no one is around the person during the attacks, it is the most difficult situation. If the person reaches out to you for help through a text or call. Speak to them properly. Keep talking on the call. Tell them, these symptoms are temporary. Make the person believe that he/she is a strong person. Remind them, you are there for them and you will reach to their place as soon as possible. Encourage them to have water, juice or eat something, watch entertainment and rest. Do not cut the call immediately. Talk with them on different topics and engage them in the conversation. If possible, make use of a new technology, the video calls. Video calls are much helpful in making the person feel better. When it is inconvenient for you to keep up with calls, then try texting. Even texting can help the person to better extent. When it is impossible for you to reach the place or to be on the calls and texts, ask someone else to do it for you. Contact someone who is common to both of you or closer to the suffering person. Try to provide help in whichever way possible.

11] Don’t say it.

Never ever say, “Oh, it’s just anxiety!” . “It’s just a panic attack! ” “It’s common , everyone gets it.” “Go and fix yourself !” “Stop being cranky and childish.”
Such discourteous  words affect the person’s emotions. The negative thoughts and rude behavior by others will only help in worsening the symptoms. You never know what all things a person suffers ! Some may be distress with different illness and hence, fighting altogether is not a easy peasy thing. If you can’t help and be rude then don’t say anything. Not saying rude things is also one of the helping tip.

Don’t bore them. Don’t tell them to count numbers, friends, colors  or objects. Don’t ask them to focus on your eyes or constantly look at something. They are already panicked which means they have lost concentration. Making them do boring things will be the last thing they would prefer to do.

You can keep track of such moments so that you can help the person in the future. It will be useful in taking precautions. You can insist on daily walking to them. You can also go out together on different outdoor activities which will engage the person in a positive aura. Walking, exercises and outdoor activities helps the person having a proper sleep. It also helps in leading healthy lifestyle which in turn produces healthy thoughts. People who can get along well with pets should try to have one with them. Having pets around helps to keep the mental health calmer.

These tips are pretty much helpful in stabilizing the situations. Sooner or later you can help the person consult the counselors/ psychologists/psychiatrist. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and medicines can reduce the triggers. As many people feel disabled to carry out a normal life because of this attacks, CBT and medicines surely helps to live a normal life back again.

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