The Fear Blog

Welcome! The Fear Blog is dedicated to providing information and strategies to help you overcome and conquer panic attacks, fear, and anxiety.

Can a panic attack cause a heart attack? The answer to this question may surprise you. Panic attacks and heart attacks share some of the same symptoms and sometimes people go to the emergency room because they think they are having a heart attack but are actually only...

A panic attack and a heart attack can be very frightening and confusing. Knowing the difference is important when deciding how to treat the symptoms.

Anyone who experiences frequent panic attacks, worries about future panic attacks, and changes their behavior because of it, could be diagnosed with Panic Disorder if these symptoms persistent beyond one month.

Is it a “Panic Attack” or an “Anxiety Attack?” Basically these 2 labels mean the same thing. A panic attack is a severe form of anxiety, so one could say it's an anxiety attack. However the correct clinical term used to describe the symptoms is Panic Attack.

To Stop a Panic Attack Fast you will: 1. First learn what a panic attack is 2. Learn to respond and not react 3. Change how you communicate with your amygdala 4. Reduce your fear of the symptoms 5. Turn on your parasympathetic nervous system 6. Give up control to get c...

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Dr Hunter's Qualifications

My name is Dr. Russell A Hunter, PsyD and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist recognized by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists as meeting the National Register’s stringent requirements for education and experience as a healthcare professional.


I specialize in the field of Clinical Psychology and I am an expert in the treatment of Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders,  ADHD, and Neurocognitive Disorders. 

I published a book titled, "Attacking Panic: The Power to Be Calm" and it is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

Attacking Panic System
  •  Interrupts The Cycle of Panic

  • Quickly Stops a Panic Attack

  • Short Circuits the Fight or Flight System

  • Re-trains The Brain

  • Prevents Future Panic Attacks

  • Works With Any Level of Anxiety

  • Backed by Research

  • Is All Natural 

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Attacking Panic: The Power To Be Calm. Copyright © 2017 Russell A. Hunter, Psy.D. All rights reserved. Attacking Panic is available in paperback and Kindle edition at Amazon and in paperback at Barnes & Noble and other online retailers.

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