Monday, 2 March 2015

How Stress Can Cause Anxiety And Panic Attack

The story about stress and panic attacks and anxiety is very much like the story about stress and depression. 

In a nutshell: stress hormones drive anxiety and panic attacks. Clinical studies show that, among other stress hormones, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) gives rise to anxiety, panic attacks and depression problems. 

Look at it this way. Stress triggers the Fight or Flight Response , a capacity that’s wired into your body to prepare you to survive life-threatening situations 

This wired in capacity was meant for a time that’s long gone, for a simpler time. If your ancestors were attacked by a saber-toothed tiger, their wired in Fight or Flight response would trigger. 



Stress hormones would the pour into their system to prepare them to fight or to run like hell. If they survived—the response would soon shut off and stay off and the hormones would flush out of their system, until life threatening danger arose once again. 

The problem is that the Fight or Flight response is obsolete today because our modern way of life is so fast paced and complex that it gets triggered too often and it stays on too long—in error. And these stress hormones seep into your blood and tissues and remain there. 

Here’s how Drs. Chrousos and Gold, two Senior National Institute of Health Scientists put it: 

“Stress hormones continue to wash through the system in high levels, never leaving….and so the stress response that once gave ancient people the speed and endurance to escape life-threatening dangers runs constantly in many modern people and never shuts down. Stress leads to serious health problems.” 

Well it also leads to panic attacks and anxiety. And it’s simple to grasp why. If you have survival hormones running around in your system—your brain and body are preparing to fight, flee or die. Do you expect to be relaxed, at ease and joyful in this condition? 

Think of it—you’re in traffic, or about to give a talk, or you get on a plane, or you meet with your boss and you get very anxious. You may even go into a full blown panic attack because you have a river of stress hormones in you that never get flushed out. No wonder some people don’t want leave their homes. 

Something deep within them doesn’t want to leave the cave and go out where the dinosaurs are. That’s how primitive this wired in response is. 

No you’re not crazy or sick. And you may not need any medication—IF you learn how to do two things: 1) lower your stress hormone levels by reducing unnecessary Fight or Flight Responses and 2) flush out the residue of stress hormones that are putting your body at risk and making your mind miserable with anxiety, panic and or depression. 

The Fast Acting Stress Relief Pack will give you what you need to get these two things done. That’s what we designed it for. 

1 Holsboer Florian; Ising Marcus Central CRH system in depression and anxiety–evidence from clinical studies with CRH1 receptor antagonists. European journal of pharmacology 2008;583(2-3):350-7. 

2 Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry By Benjamin J. Sadock, Harold I. Kaplan, Virginia A. Sadock Edition: 10, illustrated Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 

3 Strohle A. The neuroendocrinology of stress and the pathophysiology and therapy of depression and anxiety Max-Planck-Institut fur Psychiatrie, Munchen. USA Nervenarzt 2003 Mar;74(3):279-9 

4 Manganiello, J. The Little Black Book of Stress Relief Secrets, Chapter 2: The Fight or Flight Response. Jones Publishing 2009. 

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