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    1. Panic Attack Symptoms

      The fear and terror that a person experiences during a panic attack are not in proportion to the true situation and may be unrelated to what is happening around them. WebMD explains symptoms and treatment of panic disorder.

    2. Group Therapy and Mental Health

      WebMD provides an overview of group therapy for mental health issues.

    3. Anxiety Disorders and Hypnotherapy

      Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. WebMD explains its benefits and uses.

    4. What Causes Anxiety Disorder?

      The exact cause of GAD is not fully known, but a number of factors -- including genetics, brain chemistry and environmental stresses -- appear to contribute to its development.

    5. Dependent Personality Disorder

      Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is one of the most common personality disorders. Learn more about it.

    6. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Exams and Tests

      Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed based on your medical history, physical exam, and sometimes a mental health assessment, which is an evaluation of psychological symptoms.

    7. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Topic Overview

      What is hypnosis?Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration during which a person becomes less aware of his or her surroundings. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat physical or psychological conditions. Since 1958, the American Medical Association has recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment for certain conditions.During a hypnotic state, or trance, people may be more ...

    8. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medications to treat panic disorder?

    9. Social Anxiety Disorder - Home Treatment

      While counseling and medications are the most effective treatments for social anxiety disorder, you may wish to reduce your anxiety level at home by practicing a healthy lifestyle.

    10. Phobias - Topic Overview

      What is a phobia? Having a phobia means you are extremely afraid of a specific object,situation,or activity. Having a phobia about something is very different from everyday worry or stress. For example,most people feel worry and stress at some time,such as when speaking in front of a large group of people. People with phobias have so much fear that it is hard to do normal activities,such ...

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