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Panic Attacks

With all the stresses and strains of modern living, panic attacks are becoming a widespread problem for many people. Panic attacks occur when the pressure we are living under starts to creep up and overwhelm us. Often, it is a result of running on the treadmill of life and forgetting to watch the signs and symptoms of the effects of excessive stress on our bodies. (“Body Image – Diverticular Disease – Barnard Health Care”)

Thankfully, panic attacks are very treatable. Often it is just a matter of learning to recognize the symptoms and implementing simple but effective techniques to release yourself from the crippling effects a panic attack can bring. (“Free Yourself from Panic Attacks”)

If you have ever experienced a panic attack you know how it feels. (“Hypnosis for Panic Attacks – It Can Stop Them for Good …”) It can come on very suddenly and is incredibly intense. You feel anxious or fearful and your heart pounds. (“Panic Attacks Archives – Spirit Mind Body Connection”) Many people suffering from a panic attack will feel like their heart is giving out and may be fearful that they are going to die.

Though it feels like it lasts forever, panic attacks only normally last between five and twenty minutes. While many people will have one or two in their lifetime, if they are occurring on a regular basis and begin to impede the day-to-day rhythm of your life, you may in fact have a panic disorder.

It is more common for women than men to suffer from reported panic attacks. However due to the fact many panic attacks can be misdiagnosed as heart problems, which men tend to report more than women, it is possible the statistics are unofficially a lot closer together.

Left untreated, regular panic attacks can cripple you and prevent you from conducting your everyday activities. However, panic attacks are very treatable, and you do not need to suffer under them forever.

Best Wishes, Coyalita

Behavioral Health Rehab Specialist

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