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"Anxiety and panic attacks"

About: Inclusion Thurrock (IAPT)

(as the patient),

I was suffering increased stress and anxiety at home and at work which eventually led to severe panic attacks, irritability and low mood. I called Thurrock inclusion and had the help of Leanne, who through weekly phone calls made me understand how to change my mindset as well as give practical tips tohelp me deal with my anxiety and panic.

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Response from Adam Laws, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Inclusion Thurrock IAPT, Inclusion Thurrock 3 weeks ago
Adam Laws
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Inclusion Thurrock IAPT,
Inclusion Thurrock
Submitted on 09/02/2021 at 10:28
Published on Care Opinion at 10:28


Dear cheetahej69,

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I'm sorry to hear about the difficult experiences you'd been having at work and home, it sounds like these really affected you before you got in touch.

Panic attacks can be incredibly frightening for us, particularly when we don't know much about what is going on - the physical symptoms can seem quite dangerous and we may notice feeling a lot of fear or dread around them. Most of the therapy options we provide for panic centre around learning more about these, learning why they are safe and as you've said, some practical techniques for managing anxiety and panic symptoms.

It's so lovely to hear that you have found the work you've been doing helpful! The key is maintaining these techniques so I hope you are able to keep putting in the hard work you had been during your work with us and wish you all the best for the future.

Kind regards,

Adam

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