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Friday, October 16, 2009

Anxiety Disorder,Panic Attacks Struck Legendary Singer

by Dr. Craig April, Director of The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles

Anxiety disorder,panic attacks struck legendary singer Joan Baez early in her career.

Take a look at this quote from a recent interview:

"Having achieved fame early, she remained in some ways naive, she says, recalling that the first time she saw the letters "SRO" in a headline about one of her concerts, she thought it meant "Sold Right Out." She also struggled for years with panic attacks, both offstage and on, sometimes stopping a performance in mid-song to go backstage and calm herself, then returning and picking up where she'd left off.

No one, she claims, ever seemed to want to talk about it. "I battled that for years, and nobody ever knew it.""

For the full interview, copy and paste the link below:

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/ellen_gray/20091013_Ellen_Gray_.html


A couple of interesting points related to Joan Baez' disclosure:

1.) Although you might think everyone can tell that you are anxious, it is often not the case.

2.) Your anxiety doesn't have to stop you from taking action.

It appears Joan Baez' struggles with anxiety occurred back in the '60's when Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety wasn't readily available.

Luckily now, whether you're suffering publicly or privately, you can seek the right anxiety treatment to move past your anxiety and panic attacks. There is no shame in anxiety disorders or panic attacks - even legendary singers can struggle with them.

The key is in making the choice to get help so you can learn strategies and techniques to resolve your anxiety symptoms.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Anxiety: Fear Is The Foundation

by Dr. Craig April, Director of The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles

Anxiety has a foundation and that foundation is fear. Fear is generally part of the human condition. We all have fears. It's what we do about our fears that counts.

If you were to examine most of your fears or phobias, you might find that most, if realized, are not life threatening. Although the anxiety that follows fear evokes a feeling of impending doom, it is often a false message from the brain.

Here is a well-known and often repeated acronym to assist in facing fear (author unknown):

Fear is . . .

False

Evidence

Appearing

Real

Most of our fears, phobias and anxiety have little to no ability to truly harm us.

Take a look at your anxiety and fears. Determine how some of these false messages have interfered with your life. Life is short. No need to waste precious time while suffering with a lack of freedom. You can reduce your anxiety by learning the right strategies. It just takes a little effort and courage.

Get help now!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

OCD Strikes Celebrities

OCD has been discussed in the media quite a lot these days. In fact, more and more celebrities seem to be bravely coming forward and sharing their own struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

This is great news as it can help reduce the stigma of anxiety disorders while encouraging those who suffer with OCD to get help.

For an interesting article on celebrities with OCD, copy and paste this link into your browser:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/charlize-billy-bob-dicaprio-celebrities-ocd/story?id=8736076

OCD is a common disorder, though one that most people are afraid to share for fear that they'll be judged or misunderstood. After A&E's show OBSESSED (if you missed it, you can see some clips of my episodes as a psychologist cast member at A&E's website www.aetv.com), it seems public awareness has grown.

Hopefully this trend will continue, so that more will be inspired to seek treatment rather than suffer in silence.

Follow this link for more on OCD treatment.

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