Panic attacks. What exactly are they, the symptoms, and what happens after? Get a quick overview with this 2-minute read.
What are panic attacks?
Panic attacks are sudden waves of intense fear that can happen for seemingly no reason, and at any time.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of panic attacks may differ, but the one factor that stays constant is that they are extremely terrifying. They include the following:
- Overwhelming sense of doom or danger
- Heart palpitations
- Hot flushes
- Chest pains
What are the treatment options?
Both psychotherapy and medications are used to treat panic attacks. With psychotherapy, therapists help you to understand that the symptoms of panic attacks you experience is not life-threatening no matter how real they seem. Once you are aware of that, you are better able to overcome panic attacks when it happens. Thereafter, the attacks will subside with time. For some, antidepressants are also helpful in reducing symptoms or preventing panic attacks.
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