Show 109 The Amygdala and Panic Attacks

Part of your treatment is to figure out what is tripping the false alarm and replace it with better filtering instructions. So we gotta talk about the Amygdala.

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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.

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