Panic Attacks: Symptoms and Treatment

Written by: Neus Nuño
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Panic attacks are short periods of intense fear or discomfort accompanied by a number of somatic symptoms.


panic attacks: its symptoms The person suffering from panic attacks do not usually associate the crisis with no emotional or psychological situation, although in many cases there does exist a relationship between a troubled life situation and the appearance of the first crises. If there are recurrent and these are not treated by a specialist, the attacks are repeated because the same fear that happen again a situation, this favors the onset of symptoms.

Panic attacks are in many cases due to other disorders such as phobias or as a result of the consumption of other substance s.


Symptoms of panic attacks

Seizures usually begin abruptly and reach a peak rapidly, often accompanied by a sense of danger and very high anxiety, may even appear a feeling of impending doom.

The most common symptoms of panic attacks are stunning, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, trembling or fear of losing control or going crazy. The process from start to remission of symptoms may last from 20 to 30 agonizing minutes.


Treatment of panic attacks

Any anxiety response body is an alert that warns us that something, psychologically, does not work well. To avoid another crisis, it is interesting to cognitive work for possible life stressors that have precipitated. In this work, thoughts and emotions behind anxiety, along with some relaxation techniques and breathing control are identified, steps can improve symptoms and even disappear.

There is no choice but to ensure that we will not ever suffer panic attacks. Lead a quiet life without stresses can be a good recommendation. Knowing which means a panic attack and what symptoms courses, is already very useful to prevent future crises, and if we assume that we will not pass anything and as it comes, leaves, our sense of fear will not be as high and therefore we feel with greater control of the situation, a fact that will prevent a repeat episode.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Neus Nuño

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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