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panic attack

[′pan·ik ə‚tak]
(psychology)
Unexpected, paroxysmal episodes of anxiety and accompanying physical sensations (for example, racing heart shortness of breath) that can occur at any time in susceptible individuals.
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For example, the person may think, "I am going to die if I have another panic attack," or "I am going to be in a horrible accident if I drive on the freeway.
There are various therapies to control these Panic Attacks.
11 delayed train from Huddersfield to Manchester is that packed this morning that someone has just had a panic attack.
In some cases, a stressful event in your life can be enough to trigger a panic attack.
Moreover, there is a scarcity of local research and terminology in the local languages for panic attacks.
that although she no longer struggles with the disorder, in the past she would have panic attacks and it would physically affect her.
People frequently go to hospital emergency rooms when they are having panic attacks, and extensive medical tests may be performed to rule out other conditions.
More than half of us (52%) will have at least one panic attack in our lifetime - that's more than 46 million panic attacks every year in the UK or 120,000 per day.
67% of adults in the city had a panic attack at least once in seven days.
At least one in 10 people will experience occasional panic attacks and around 2% of people in the UK experience regular panic attacks which is sometimes known as panic disorder.
Lucia of the Taguig Pateros District Hospital, in a televised interview, said Senator Juan Ponce Enrile's former chief of staff suffered from panic attack with seizures after she was transferred to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Taguig.