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Welcome to the Libsyn version of the Anxiety Road Podcast, this is the involuntary journey finding medical, behavioral health, meditation, relaxation and x=the unknown treatment options and resources for people that have anxiety, panic attacks and phobias too.

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Jan 10, 2018

The amygdala job is to decide if it is safe or not safe. Do you run or do you fight? The body gets the defense signals up, chemicals released, none essential system are put on standby. In this episode, a look at the amygdala and a possible treatment path for panic attacks.

You can't check out now, things are jumping. If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 

Double-blind study on how Chamomile Capsules Ease Anxiety Symptoms for mild to moderate general anxiety disorder. It is a small group of people but it did have an calming effect.

Full study report from the Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychology on sleep deprivation and repetitive negative thoughts. There is a more accessible interpretation of the study at Newsweek Magazine. page on panic attacks and panic disorders. American Psychological Association page also have info on panic attacks.

The Amygdala in 5 Minutes video by Joseph LeDoux that gives a better idea of what it does and the body functions that are affected. Keep in mind the dude is a neuroscientist so it might be challenging to understand everything he is saying.

For those of you that don't know what self-care means I suggest a visit to The Self Care Journey.


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