Solving Puzzles May Ease Panic Attacks

Anxiety affect millions of people, young and old, around the world.  It can be extremely debilitating.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that solving puzzles may ease panic attacks.

An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage your brain.

Puzzles may ease panic attacks

There are two reasons why puzzle games will help to combat panic attacks and anxiety.  The medical reason is that logic puzzles, such as crosswords, codewords and sudoku stimulate the area of the brain that manages logic and concentration.  Strengthening that part of the brain will help to reduce the impact from the more emotional, panic-stricken side.   The non-medical reason is that turning your mind to something fun, absorbing and challenging will use up the time and concentration that you would otherwise allow for worrying.  The best strategy, keep calm and solve a puzzle!

Solving puzzles : a good mental health care plan 

As the saying goes… to be forewarned is to be forearmed.  The great thing about puzzles you can solve them wherever you are.   You never know when a panic attack is going to strike.  When you feel the symptoms start, grab your iPad, and login to your favourite puzzle. Once you start focusing on your selected brainteaser, after a while, you will feel a release that will help you to cope. 

The good news is that your panic attack will pass.  They aren’t permanent., but you always need to be prepared.  Solving puzzles is an invaluable pastime that can help you work through a difficult mental health episode and regain your composure.  Best of all, it’s a lot of fun and very satisfying.

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