A lot of those who do not have depression tend to misunderstand it. Depression isn’t just a case where your spirits are low. It’s a situation where a vital aspect of your life has been shattered.
In the case of losing your spouse, it’s a shatter beyond complete repair. You can slowly recuperate, but that takes a lot of effort and support. With spousal loss, the symptoms of depressive states are more intense than normal.
One symptom of depression (especially long-term) would be anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks differ in intensity from person to person, and they’re painful to experience. Anxiety attacks epitomize the powerlessness that comes with being depressed.
But that doesn’t mean we should give into that state of being! Anxiety attacks can be dealt with. In fact, a protocol for dealing with anxiety attacks should be a part of your recovery lifestyle…
Coping With Anxiety Attacks.
Learning to cope with anxiety means we need to understand their natures in depth. Anxiety attacks are up-rushes overwhelming unconscious fears with inhibiting effects on our bodies. This can range from shaky legs, to hyperventilation, and even uncontrollable crying.
Restraining anxiety attacks is always a difficult process. Thus, your primary method of coping in this case would be acceptance.
One of the worst things you can do when an anxiety attack hits is resist. Resistance adds to the panic you’ll feel. You feel even more panicked when you fail to resist and suppress the shakes!
Instead of resisting anxiety attacks, you should rest. Let the anxiety att