Monthly Archives: June 2014

Panic Attack: Robbers Accidently Kill 2 Of Their Own – The Express Tribune

Cairo Subway Attacks: Explosions Hit 4 Stations, Causing Widespread Panic Among Commuters

Police said that Hussain Bakhsh, a resident of Sotarki near Rahim Yar Khan, had filed a complaint with them stating that he and his family were asleep in house when a gang of eight robbers scaled the walls of his house and took them hostage. He said they tied up his family members and collected gold jewellery and Rs50,000. He said they were about to leave the house when members of his family started screaming for help. He said the robbers started shooting blindly killing two members of their gang. The rest fled. Police arrived at the scene and took the bodies into custody.
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Security forces have killed hundreds and detained thousands of Morsi’s supporters and in return, Islamic militants have stepped up attacks against the military and police across Egypt. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the major attacks, including suicide bombings and attempted assassinations of top security officials. However, other groups believed to be connected to Morsi’s supporters have claimed responsibility for smaller attacks, which have mainly targeted riot police heading to disperse protesters. Related on HuffPost: Egyptian police special forces secure the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Egyptian police criminal investigation officials inspect the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Egyptian passengers gather at a metro station in Shubra el-Khemia on the outskirts of Cairo after a makeshift bomb exploded at the site on June 25, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) Egyptian police secure the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Egyptian security officials inspect the damage following an explosion at the metro station in Shubra el-Khemia on the outskirts of Cairo on June 25, 2014.
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Panic Attack: Robbers Accidently Kill 2 Of Their Own – The Express Tribune

Chaos, panic, disorder and Dr Tahirul Qadri – The Express Tribune Blog

Police said that Hussain Bakhsh, a resident of Sotarki near Rahim Yar Khan, had filed a complaint with them stating that he and his family were asleep in house when a gang of eight robbers scaled the walls of his house and took them hostage. He said they tied up his family members and collected gold jewellery and Rs50,000. He said they were about to leave the house when members of his family started screaming for help. He said the robbers started shooting blindly killing two members of their gang. The rest fled. Police arrived at the scene and took the bodies into custody. Police said that the bodies had been sent to a mortuary for post-mortem examination. Their identities are yet to be ascertained, police said.
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Political leaders have a strong influence over their followers and the fact that supporters were allowed to challenge the writ of the land in the way that they did is and should be unpardonable. Instead of handling the situation, Dr Qadri provoked them further. This protest was not worth the lives of those eight people. Eight lives were lost and will only be used as pawns in an already weak argument. In his press conference today, Dr Qadri said that he believes the government is taking revenge from him because he stood by the army while its media trial was taking place. He further added that he is against all the people who entered the boundaries of his house and no one was there to stop them. According to him , there are dead bodies lying outside his house, which the media isnt showing. He thinks that the media is portraying a biased picture by only showing the chaos.
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Dealing With Debilitating Anxiety Attacks That Limit Life

Literally. “My grandfather died from a heart attack,” the life coach recounted in a HuffPost Live interview on Thursday. “So whenever I would have an anxiety or panic attack, it would be heightened by that fear that I’m having that exact same thing that took someone closest from me away.” As a result, Vennie refused to travel to places without a hospital nearby and often tethered himself to the parking lots of medical facilities. “I would sleep in my car in the parking lot of a hospital after having an anxiety attack, ” he explained. “Just in case I had another one, [so as to be] in close proximity to doctors and somewhere I could get help.” Watch the clip above to see how Quentin Vennie quelled his anxiety, and watch the full HuffPost Live segment on anxiety here. More: Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day.. Facebook
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BTW: Madison #cancercat is doing great. Her mistreatment scans were perfect and chemo is continuing. She hasn’t lost any weight besides the pound or so lost after the mammectomy (breast tissue has got to weigh something, right?). Her prognosis…. Since there’s so little research about cats with cancer, there’s no real prognosis for her case. Statistically, cats with tumors that reached the lymphatic system will live 9-12 months.
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Panic Disorder And Anxiety – Everydayhealth.com

The fear can be limited to a specific circumstance, such as getting in an elevator or driving over a bridge, and some attempt to manage their disorder by avoiding certain situations. Many people associate agoraphobia with panic attacks. While agoraphobia was originally thought to involve a fear of public places and open spaces, experts now believe agoraphobia is a complication or outgrowth of panic attacks. People with panic disorder are fearful of having another attack and often avoid places where previous attacks have occurred. As their attacks become more frequent, their world gets smaller and smaller. About 6 million adult Americans suffer from varying degrees of panic disorder, with women being twice as likely to suffer from this mental health issue as men. While it can occur at any age, panic disorder commonly begins during late adolescence and early adulthood. Causes of panic disorder While researchers have not determined a specific cause of panic disorder in some individuals, many believe it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors.
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The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology Of ‘Fear Of Victory’

People who have an anxiety disorder like panic disorder just can’t cope with the anxiety that they feel, and it gets worse and worse until panic sets in. Panic Disorder: Extreme Anxiety “Some people would say that panic disorder has a true physiological basis. I would say that panic disorder represents an extreme version of what I call the universal anxiety that people have,” said Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. Panic disorder shows generally the true inability to defend oneself against that kind of universal anxiety. It’s anxiety to the Nth degree.” Panic disorder is usually described as people having particular responses to certain kinds of events or circumstances in which they feel extreme anxiety and physical symptoms, said Dr. Goodstein. People with panic disorder often think that they are dying, having a heart attack, or are going crazy. And the physical symptoms often look like a serious health problem and should be evaluated, according to Goodstein.
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Panic Disorder: Causes & Treatment for Panic Attacks | LiveScience

Batman! In this episode ofThe Arkham Sessions, we discuss the episode Fear of Victory from Batman: The Animated Series . In this classic episode, the menacing, sadistic villain Scarecrow escapes from Arkham Asylum and targets all of Gotham Citys star athletes. But Scarecrows fear-inducing crimes are actually not the highlight of this episode. Rather, its the sudden onset of Robins panic attacks, his struggle to overcome his fears, and Batmans surprising expertise in anxiety treatment that take center ring in this satisfying episode. Dr. Andrea Letamendi tries not to swoon over Batmans psychological insight as she explains the physiology of panic attacks and the best way to treat debilitating anxiety.
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Panic Disorder And Anxiety – Everydayhealth.com

#StateTerrorism Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) June 17, 2014 According to Dr Qadri, the officials in power are , Busy collecting the privileges and forgetting that they need to worry about countrys security and sovereignty. As true or false that statement may be, the irony is unmistakable. Political leaders have a strong influence over their followers and the fact that supporters were allowed to challenge the writ of the land in the way that they did is and should be unpardonable. Instead of handling the situation, Dr Qadri provoked them further. This protest was not worth the lives of those eight people. Eight lives were lost and will only be used as pawns in an already weak argument. In his press conference today, Dr Qadri said that he believes the government is taking revenge from him because he stood by the army while its media trial was taking place. He further added that he is against all the people who entered the boundaries of his house and no one was there to stop them.
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Panic Disorder: Extreme Anxiety “Some people would say that panic disorder has a true physiological basis. I would say that panic disorder represents an extreme version of what I call the universal anxiety that people have,” said Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. Panic disorder shows generally the true inability to defend oneself against that kind of universal anxiety. It’s anxiety to the Nth degree.” Panic disorder is usually described as people having particular responses to certain kinds of events or circumstances in which they feel extreme anxiety and physical symptoms, said Dr. Goodstein. People with panic disorder often think that they are dying, having a heart attack, or are going crazy. And the physical symptoms often look like a serious health problem and should be evaluated, according to Goodstein. “The classic panic disorder presentation is the patient who arrives in an emergency room with chest pain,” said Goodstein.
Source: Panic Disorder and Anxiety – EverydayHealth.com

Panic Disorder: Causes & Treatment For Panic Attacks | Livescience

However, it doesnt have to be a significant event to plant the seed of a panic attack. A fairly routine visitor to the doctor as a child, for example, can spark a life-long fear of all medical professionals. Symptoms of panic disorder Many people who suffer from panic disorder use similar phrases when describing an incident it feels as if you are out of control and having a heart attack. Other physical signs include profuse sweating, heavy or labored breathing, pounding or racing heart that can cause chest pain, weakness or dizziness, numbness or tingling in the hands or other extremities, a feeling hot or a cold chill, tingly or numb hands and stomach pain. While some people can identify their triggers for a panic attack, they often come on suddenly. One of the biggest sources of panic is the fear of having another attack. Connection to addiction Drugs and alcohol are often used by those with panic disorder as a way to calming themselves or numb their fear of a looming attack.A study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that 10 percent to 20 percent of individuals with panic disorder struggle with substance abuse and that alcoholism occurs in 10 percent to 40 percent of those who have panic disorder. However, since alcohol and drug abuse can trigger panic attacks, this attempt at self-medication often exacerbates the problem.
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How To End An Anxiety Attack

This can help you put your attack into perspective. “One of the things that worsens anxiety and can make it develop into panic attack is looking at those symptoms in a catastrophic way,” said Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D., director of clinical psychology training at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and a professor at the university. Writing down what you’re experiencing can help prevent you from imagining the worst. Just Breathe Feeling short of breath is a hallmark symptom of an anxiety attack. But you can make the feeling worse by taking short, shallow breaths. Try belly breathing instead. Carbonell compared the type of breathing you’ll need to the breathing of infants, whose bellies rise and fall with each inhale and exhale.
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The Ugly Butterflies: Managing Anxiety Better | Psych Central

In the case of a breakup or death of a loved one, this has become known as broken heart syndrome. Flickr photo by epSos.de Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has been at the forefront of stress research since the 1990s. Early on, he showed that chronic stress lasting more than a month but less than six months doubled a person’s risk of catching a cold. His more recent research has tried to figure out why, and results seem to point to inflammation. It appears that stress hampers the body’s ability to fight inflammation, by making immune cells less sensitive to the hormone that “turns off” inflammation, HealthyDay reported. Flickr photo by anna gutermuth A March study found that, at least in mice, chronic stress impaired the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved in abstract thought, cognitive analysis and detecting the appropriate behavior for a given situation. Previous research in mice also showed that shorter bursts of stress impaired the centers of the brain involved in memory and learning, and left the mice struggling to remember how to find their way through a maze. A number of studies have also found that stress increases the amount of certain proteins in the brain that have been linked to Alzheimer’s, possibly accelerating the development of the disease.
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Anxiety makes you feel like your mind is in handcuffs and your body is disconnected from itself. You feel a complete loss of control, or as if you are losing your mind. This is terrifying, and often causes the individual to feel that she needs to escape or find a comfort zone to return to a less anxious state. An anxiety or panic attack can last for several minutes to several hours. Certain anxiety disorder symptoms can be felt every moment of every day. Positive anxiety or stress, called eustress, also exists. It frequently is referred to as having butterflies. I refer to the anxiety that is not a positive experience as the ugly butterflies. Many research-based therapeutic techniques exist for treating the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness therapy are among the effective approaches that mental health professionals might use to work with an anxious person. Here are some steps that you can begin incorporating today to regain control over symptoms of anxiety: Become aware.
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