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Suddenly Fearful and Don’t Know Why? Relax and Breathe (Health News Digest)

Menlo Park, CA, June 26, 2018 – Suddenly overcome by fear, trembling, sweating, head pounding; heart racing? Don’t panic!  Relax – and breathe. That’s the advice from psychiatrist Alex Dimitriu, MD, who says a focus on slow, deep breathing can help patients get through a panic attack.

His comments follow research reported in the April 2018 edition of Psychophysiology by Trinity College Dublin, demonstrating a direct, neurophysiological link between respiration and the brain. “The study indicates respiration can prompt release of a chemical messenger, noadrenaline, in the brain, and this chemical apparently plays an important role in enhancing the brain’s overall health,” says Dr. Dimitriu, found of California-based Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine.

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