24 Oct
Kartik kumar

A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can’t breathe. You may even feel like you’re dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. They may even cause you to withdraw from normal activities. But panic attacks can be cured and the sooner you seek help, the better. With treatment, you can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of panic and regain control of your life.

In many cases, panic attacks strike out of the blue, without any warning. Often, there is no clear reason for the attack. They may even occur when you’re relaxed or asleep.

A panic attack may be a one-time occurrence, but many people experience repeat episodes. Recurrent panic attacks are often triggered by a specific situation, such as crossing a bridge or speaking in public—especially if that situation has caused a panic attack before. Usually, the panic-inducing situation is one in which you feel endangered and unable to escape.

You may experience one or more panic attacks, yet be otherwise perfectly happy and healthy. Or your panic attacks may occur as part of another disorder, such as panic disorder, social phobia, or depression. Regardless of the cause, panic attacks are treatable. There are many effective treatments and coping strategies you can use to deal with the symptoms. Anyone experienced panic here?

Responses 1

  • Deepika Bhandari
    Deepika Bhandari   Sep 04, 2016 09:02 PM

    To me panic attacks appear to be the most difficult to deal with. The sense of nearly facing death, because a panic attack feels a lot like a heart attack, sudden choking, sweatiness, increased palpitations etc are really difficult to endure. Sometimes panic attacks do have isolated causes whereas sometimes the mind starts rationalising and associates certain causes with the disorder. In its most severe form, the person has to cut down on several activities they enjoyed to prevent an attack from occurring.

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