At least once in your lifetime, you must have heard someone say they experienced a panic attack, you may have experienced one yourself. Don’t worry, it may sound unusual to hear but it’s more common amongst millions of people across the globe than you think. Panic attack can be expected if an individual has a clear reason for fear like fear of flying, crowded places, exams etc. But in most of the cases panic attacks have been categorized under unexpected panic attacks which stem from no specific reason.
Panic attack can be simply defined as an unpredicted intense feeling of discomfort or fear which triggers a physical reaction for no apparent reason. The severity of panic attack might trick you into thinking that you are losing control of your body and mind, having a heart attack, or even dying. However, these feelings are normal while experiencing a panic attack.
The most common symptoms of a panic attack are sweating, shaking or trembling, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, racing or accelerated heart rate, chest pain, feeling a drop or rise in your body temperature etc. Panic attack can be caused due to various reasons and it solely depends on the mental and physical health history of the individual experiencing panic attack. Circumstances in the personal life also play a vital role in causing the same.
The most common reasons that cause a panic attack are as follows:
Panic attack is a frightening and stressful experience and it could last for a maximum of 20-30 minutes. Once it has taken a toll on you, it will leave you completely drained out of energy leading to headaches and nausea. Below are some helpful tips that will help you stop and tackle a panic attack if you face one or you feel one coming.
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Yes, talk therapy is effective in relieving symptoms of extreme episodes of panic. Your panic attack counsellor can help you learn how to cope with such episodes.
Severe stress due to death of a loved one, divorce, natural calamity or even job loss can cause panic, while medical conditions can also induce the same.
Racing heart, feelings of weakness, dizziness, tingling or numbness in hands and fingers, chest pain, breathing difficulties among the many negative bodily sensations are the physical signs of panic attack.
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