Panic Attacks

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  • A type of mental health related event
  • Can be a one time only thing, or chronic
  • Is usually sudden and unprevoked (Panic Attack) or can be brought on by anxiety from the situation preceding it (Anxiety Attack)
  • Usually includes a mix of: Palpitations, Sweating, Shaking, Shortness of breath, Sumbness, or a feeling that something bad is going to happen, Being Very Tense, Overheating (In a non medical sense ie very uncomfortably warm)
  • Symptoms last for about 30 minutes but the duration can vary from seconds to hours
  • There may be a fear of losing control or chest pain
  • Panic attacks themselves are not typically dangerous physically
  • Key is knowing You will be Okay and It will end eventually

What To Do if You See Someone Having One


CBT/Other Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is recommended, outside of drugs. A type of psychotherapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is especially useful as a first-line treatment for panic disorder. CBT teaches you different ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting to the feelings that come on with a panic attack. The attacks can begin to disappear once you learn to react differently to the physical sensations of anxiety and fear that occur during panic attacks. - [1]



  • Hydroxozine


Beta Blockers

  • Proprananol


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