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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.
Khan said that as with most mental disorders, panic disorder is treated with a combination of medication and counseling and many experts believe that panic attacks are caused by any imbalance of Neurotransmitters.
However, in panic attacks, the reaction occurs despite the absence of a real threat.
A doctor was reportedly called for the singer as she was struggling to breathe after a panic attack.
I've always been very jittery and I get panic attacks.
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.
Local police are calling it a panic attack, the FAA describes it as a medical emergency, but it is too soon to tell exactly what caused this crisis at 30,000 feet.
Helen said: "Anyone who has ever suffered panic attacks knows they are very scary.
And a fifth (20%) have suffered from panic attacks.
It calmed me down, so I didnt have the panic 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.