- Panic disorders- Separate and intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame -- 10 minutes -- and associated with at least 4 of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Sense of choking
- A feeling of being detached from the world (derealization)
- Fear of dying
- Numbness or tingling
- Chills or hot flushes
Heightened symptoms of anxiety can lead to panic attacks.
A panic attack is a sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or intense fear without a clear cause or when there is no danger. Panic attacks are common. They sometimes occur in otherwise normal, healthy people and will usually last for several minutes.
Symptoms include feelings of dying or losing control of yourself, rapid breathing (hyperventilation), and a racing heart. You may feel dizzy, sweaty, or shaky. Other symptoms include trouble breathing, chest pain or tightness, and an irregular heartbeat. These symptoms come on suddenly and without warning.
Anxiety and even more intense, "panic attacks" can lead to a complete disruption in normal functioning. These symptoms can come on without warning and you are left wondering how you will get out of it, or even when it might cease. This condition feeds on itself and if left untreated will get worse. If you are suffering from these symptoms, please seek professional help.
What are the primary causes of anxiety? It is a question many people struggle with. "I have this anxiety, but where does it come from?" That is the question that needs to be addressed. Anxiety is a warning signal the body gives you because your mind is focusing on what it should not. The mind is focusing and even obsessed, with what it cannot control. All of this energy put into this exercise, results in feelings of anxiety, which many times can extend to "panic attacks."
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