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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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When they occur, panic attacks are extremely distressing.
He said that the panic attacks usually last only a few seconds or minutes but they are terrifying.
A panic attack can happen at any time, all it needs is some sort of a trigger, a reminder, of something unpleasant that happened in the individual's life before.
The insisted that she is suffering major panic attacks and surviving on about three hours' sleep a night.
She has gained another 10 stone since her airport panic attack and has a body mass index of 142.
There will be a number of factors that will increase the strength of your defence including evidence relating to your attitude and behaviour whilst at Cardiff Bay Police Station, whether you informed the police of your condition and most importantly any medical evidence that you can present to the magistrates court that supports the fact that your panic attacks are so severe that you would be unable to provide a sample of breath.
You would need to measure the excretion of porphyrins from 24-hour urine sample and compare it with a baseline blood test and a blood test taken either right after a panic attack, or during a period with frequent attacks.
Living up to their self-image as strong black women puts African American professional women at risk of panic attacks and other anxiety disorders, Angela M.
A panic attack can make your heart pound and cause you to feel short of breath, dizzy, nauseated and flushed.
The panic attack is an event in which there is a sudden onset of intense apprehension, fearfulness, terror, and feelings of impending doom.
A diverse spread of ultimately human topics, from the disillusionment of a decaying marriage to a prayer for a deceased canine companion to the visceral appearance of a panic attack.