Teenagers can experience anxiety and stress just like adults. However, stress can escalate to the point that it can trigger anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks in teens can occur for the exact same reasons as adult attacks. The symptoms are also the same. This article will explain why teens experience anxiety attacks, what to do, and how to treat them.
What are the Symptoms of Anxiety Attacks?
An anxiety attack can be frightening for teenagers and adults. The symptoms of panic attacks (anxiety) include tightness in the chest, nausea, dizziness, and trembling/shaking. You should always seek medical advice if you have any of these symptoms. We will assume that you are experiencing true anxiety attacks for the purposes of this article.
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Anxiety Attacks Treatment Options
First-line treatment usually takes the form of drug-based medication such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, and/or beta-blockers. These are used to control and manage the chemical reactions in the brain in order to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and anxiety attacks.
These can work quite well for some people but they do have some horrible side effects ranging from diarrhea to dependency issues. This is why more and more sufferers are using totally natural treatments. Sometimes doctors will also recommend non-drug therapies such as psychotherapy, counseling, support groups, and, self-help remedies like meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga, even acupuncture.
Other remedies are things like herbal treatments, massage, controlled breathing exercises, good diet, daily exercise, relaxation exercises, aromatherapy, and many more.