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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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The difference in panic attack is that there is no real threat here, it is on a perceived threat or stress.
"Using CBT to treat panic disorder includes exposure to uncomfortable physical symptoms (interoceptive exposure) that occur during a panic attack and result in avoidance.
PANIC attacks are a common problem that can stop people in their tracks.
PANIC attacks can take many forms, leaving sufferers dizzy, nauseous - even feeling like they are choking or having a heart attack.
Affecting twice as many women as men, panic attacks normally last about 10-15 minutes and may occur only once or twice in a person's lifetime.
[USA], Oct 2 (ANI): American actor Emma Stone, recently, pulled back the curtain on her lifelong struggles with anxiety and panic attacks.
He defined a panic attack as an event with any four of the following symptoms including pounding, skipping or fluttering
Moin Ansari define a panic attack as an event with any four of the following symptoms including pounding, skipping or fluttering heartbeat, shortness of breath or a sense of being smothered, dizziness or light-headedness, Nausea or stomach problems, chest pains or pressure on the chest, sweating fear of dying and the feelings of unreality, he added.
There are various therapies to control these Panic Attacks. One of which is developed by David H.
Sweating and an increased heart rate are two common signs of a panic attack. They are also two things that occur when a person exercises.
Moreover, there is a scarcity of local research and terminology in the local languages for panic attacks. In many underdeveloped countries, anxiety and mood disorders are taken as substantial bodily sensations, however, symptoms like fear and dread are not reported.11
When suffering from a panic attack, people tend to breathe very quickly and the shallow breaths can cause them to feel even more stressed and helpless.