Panic Stations

Anxiety is rife across the country as people try to come to terms with their changed circumstances, but there is little consensus on the best way to combat the problem

28th March, 2009

You hear the sound of a window breaking downstairs in the dead of night. Then you hear footsteps. You are instantly awake. Your heart starts to pound. You break into a sweat and feel breathless. Your body is preparing for fight or flight. It feels like an effort to breathe. You are sucking in more air than you need, and your chest is tightening as your lungs feel ready to burst.

Now, imagine this scenario...

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