Panic Attacks

What are panic attacks? 

Panic Attacks are a type of fear response. It is an anxiety disorder where you repeatedly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. It is normal to experience feelings of panic or anxiety when is difficult situations as it's a natural response to protect yourself during stressful or dangerous situations. Panic attacks bring on feelings of unease (anxiety). These feelings include worry and fear. You may find yourself purposely avoiding certain situations because you may fear it will cause another panic attack. This forms a cycle of fear and can make you even more anxious.

Panic attack symptoms can appear very quickly and for no apparent reason, including:

  • Nausea (feeling sick)

  • Struggling to breathe 

  • Pain or tightness in your chest

  • A fast or racing heartbeat

  • High blood pressure

  • You may feel really hot or really cold

  • Dizziness or feeling lightheaded 

  • Sweating, shaking or trembling 

Panic attacks can be very frightening. During a panic attack you may feel afraid that you are going to faint, lose control and that you may be having a heart attack. You may even feel like you are going to die. With the right treatment and support, you will learn how to manage your symptoms and find the root cause of your anxiety. Many patients lead a normal life after receiving treatment.

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help me?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps you understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT is known to help find ways to overcome your anxiety by identifying any negative patterns which cause your anxiety and transform them with healthy, positive thoughts and feelings.This is achieved by a concept called Systematic Desensitization, which is also known as exposure therapy. Your therapist will gradually expose you to situations which would normally trigger your anxiety. Eventually you will learn to replace any negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones. 

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