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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.
The panic Attack is a discrete period in which there is the sudden onset of intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror ,often associated with feelings of impending doom.
It is easy to avoid anxiety and panic attacks as soon you feel anxious by performing psychological exercises which have been intended to retrain the amygdala.
Understanding what can trigger an attack and how to avoid specific situations can help you reduce the number of panic attacks in your life.
Gastrointestinal-focused panic attacks among Cambodian refugees: associated psychopathology, flashbacks, and catastrophic cognitions.
CBT is a type of psychotherapy that trains your brain and body to overcome panic attacks and gets you to a point in which they no longer happen at all.
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.
A 22-year-old woman who had undergone heart transplant surgery in October 2005 when she was 12 years old had been in excellent health during the first nine years of follow-up, but she started having panic attacks in November 2014.
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.
But, I realized just how ridiculous panic attacks are.