Panic attacks are extremely common.
Panic attacks are intense experiences of heightened psychological activity - you may fear complete loss of control, madness or death.
Often the sufferer will evaluate the worst possible outcome for a situation and begin to react as it is happening now.with all the feelings that would be accompanied if this was true. You may get to a point where you think that the negative feelings will be experienced forever and catastrophe ensues.
Panic attacks are seriously debilitating and the sufferer may go to some lengths to avoid them if it is possible.
- Shortness of breath
- Choking sensation
- Chest discomfort
- Dizziness or feeling faint
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Flushes or chills
- Trembling and shaking
- Fear you are dying or having a heart attack
- Fear you are going crazy or about to loose control