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How to stop panic?

I feel fear when I should talk to a girl or do my exams or do things I am obliged to do. It happens in the morning, I wake up with fear and I can't handle the situation. My thoughts are negative and I ...
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How to calm down a friend experiencing a panic attack?

Is there anything a friend can do for someone experiencing a sudden panic attack? Or is it something that "this too shall pass" and you just comfort them and make sure they don't do anything dangerous,...
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What are the differences between social anxiety and panic attacks in terms of symptoms?

What are the differences between social anxiety and panic attacks in terms of symptoms? Does social anxiety lead to panic attacks?
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Is is common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? Why or why not?

Is it common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? As someone born hearing-impaired myself, I know that I am extremely shy and ...
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Is breathing into a paper bag an effective treatment for panic attacks?

Some sources claim that breathing into a paper bag is a good way to control hyperventilation caused by a panic attack. The theory (I surmise) is that re-breathing CO2 helps to mitigate the respiratory ...