Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

There are many opinions and theries concerning anxiety and panic

attacks. Some believe panic attacks are caused by a persons inability

to live the life they dream of, while others believe they are caused by

deep rooted fear based memories that we dont want to deal with. There

are as many opinions as there are “experts”. I believe the true experts

are the people who experience this dread called panic attacks.

Everyone experiences some form of anxiety in their life, however, not

everyone experiences this intense feeling of a life threating anxiety

called panic attacks. In the Oxford Dictionary of Psychology, panic

attacks are described as a period during which there is a sudden onset

of intense terror, fear, or apprehension, accompanied by signs and

symptoms such as a feeling of impending doom, a fear of going insane,

shortness of breath, a choking sensation, increased heart rate and

palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, trembling, sweating,

and nauseas. This description is right on target because it includes most

if not all the symptoms that people have described to their doctors over

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