Is anyone else working in the psychology field or working towards it? I’m currently in college working towards getting a Phd or PsyD in psychology. I’d love to hear what you guys have learned in your classes or experiences in the field that has helped you personally.

One of the most important things I have learned from a professor is that an anxiety attack is always temporary, ride the wave, it can only get so bad and it can only last so long. It’ll be over eventually.

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  1. summersolstice18 7 months ago

    I am applying to a college to get a psychology degree. In the future I plan on getting a degree for school psychology. I think my most interesting class for PSEO was Death and Culture as well as Social and Ethical issues in Health and Medicine.
    Death and Culture really opened my eyes to the difference that children, adolescents, and adults view death. The Social and Ethical Issues class was going on for me when Covid started picking up in the US. It definitely was a useful class in understanding what was going on.

    Just out of curiosity. Is medicating anxiety a proper course?

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      cloudyrachael 7 months ago

      @summersolstice18 That death and culture class sounds really interesting. It is so fascinating how people’s view on death changes over their lifetime.
      When you asked about medicating for anxiety, do you mean “course” as in a personal course or school course?

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      • summersolstice18 7 months ago

        Sorry, I meant something along the lines of the proper course of action while treating anxiety.

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          cloudyrachael 7 months ago

          @summersolstice18 Well, I recently purchased a medical marijuana card and I have found a few strains that are good at combating my anxiety attacks, but this resolution definitely has its apparent issues, considering everyone responds differently to marijuana.
          I have also learned from a psychology teacher that the amygdala has a sort-of reset function. Try inhaling for six seconds, hold for one second, and exhale for three seconds, hold for one second and repeat until your anxiety lowers.This breathing pattern is actually supposed to biologically calm down your amygdala. Not sure if this is really true but I’ve found that it helps!
          I’ve also heard from a few others on this site that GABA supplements have helped them. They are an over the counter supplement you can even get on Amazon that supposedly works really well at calming yourself down. I personally haven’t tried this, though.
          I’ve also heard that bringing yourself into consciousness is really important. During a really anxious period, think of what you see, what you smell, and what you feel. This helps to ground you to reality and physical presence rather than internal meanies.
          I really hope this helps and I’m sorry this got so long!

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          • summersolstice18 7 months ago

            Thank you! I can’t wait to begin my classes. Good luck with school!

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