Why does my father's drinking problem affect my panic attacks?
Last Updated: 07/23/2018 at 9:13pm
Christie Belle, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and a ex-Army spouse. I am a divorced mother of two teenage boys, my youngest son has a diagnosis of autism, which I am very passionate about.
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It triggers something you dont like probably. Something you worry deeply about and have a struggle dealing with.
because it is probably something that affects you massively alongside the panic attacks therefore it could possibly have an influence on them
maybe your worried about your father's drinking habit and because you want him to stop drinking its causing you stress which can cause panic attacks
You're probably afraid that he may hurt you or hurt himself.. It is okay to feel that way but you might want to consider getting him help..
This might be a trigger for your attacks as you are describing it. I would say speak with your doctor for expert guidance to get you expert care.
Maybe because you are scared that he might hurt you / physically lash out when he's drunk. Maybe he's done it before, and that trauma has scarred you?
Your fathers drinking problem affects your panic attacks because he's your father. You always expect your father to be there for you and it's difficult to see him going through something that difficult.
Any time someone has addiction, the people around them are affected negatively. For one you're worried about him. If there are ways he behaves that are unpleasant then that would also contribute to it.
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