MANAGEMENT OF PANIC ATTACKS
Before we get into how to cure panic attacks, let’s go over some of the fundamentals of what triggers panic attacks.
Among other important points, we’ll discuss:
- What anxiety feels like?
- What causes anxiety?
- What does anxiety do to a person?
- What are 5 symptoms of anxiety?
Excessive anxiety is one of the main causes of panic attacks. In reality, a panic attack is nothing more than a sudden surge of fear/anxiety that occurs without warning and for no apparent reason.
If you’re reading this, however, you’re definitely familiar with panic attacks and possibly know more about them than you want to.
If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, don’t be concerned. Nearly a third of all adults in the United States have had at least one panic attack, but they do not have them on a regular basis.
Surprisingly, despite all the hype about OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), bipolar illness, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and other mental problems, panic attacks really outnumber them.
If you believe you could be having panic attacks but aren’t sure, here are some of the most typical symptoms.
List Of Panic Attacks Symptoms
- difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- rapid heartbeat
- excessive nervousness, shakiness, or stress
- paralytic terror on occasion
- choking or chest pains
- dizziness, nausea, or light-headedness
- sudden chills and/or hot flashes
- excessive anxiety or fear
- “pins and needles” on your fingers and toes
There’s a considerable possibility you’re having panic attacks if you have a lot of those symptoms.
There are numerous sources of knowledge on how to handle anxiety episodes. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, I won’t be able to cover them all in this post.
You can reach out to local agencies for assistance and/or medications to help you overcome this difficulty. Don’t worry, while it shouldn’t be ignored, it’s a treatable condition.
Look up online some of the following agencies that specialize, or have done studies on panic attacks:
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological Association
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
- Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
- Freedom From Fear
- National Anxiety Foundation
Once you find websites for some or all these agencies, you can either contact them or send them an email, and they’ll respond with some questions about your panic attack “level” and the best strategy to treat your panic attacks.
Panic episodes can change our moods, our perceptions, and even destroy some of life’s most beautiful moments.
Nobody should have to suffer with panic attacks when there is assistance available. There is today plenty of assistance available for panic attacks and anxiety attacks. Take advantage of it!
Bonus Tip: There are also some medicine you can get prescribed to you by your doctor such as Clonidine for anxiety as well as over the counter anxiety medication.
Some people even try anxiety rings with moderate to high success.