A Panic Attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing c
ontrol, having a heart attack, or even dying.
Many people have just one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes, and the problem goes away, perhaps when a stressful situation ends. But if you’ve had recur
rent, unexpected panic attacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder.
Symptoms of a Panic Attack
• Sense of impending doom or danger
• Fear of loss of control or death
• Rapid, pounding heart rate
• Trembling or shaking
• Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
• Hot flashes
• Abdominal cramping• Chest pain
• Dizziness, , or faintness
• Numbness or tingling sensation
• The feeling of unreality or detachment