Panic attacks, a situation more common than you think. An anxiety disorder that presents with symptoms and precise characteristics. Anxiety, fear and anxiety are the key words on the subject of panic attacks; here is some more information about it, what to do and who to contact.

What’s this

Anxiety attacks sudden and difficult to control. Panic attacks, which are often even at night, are part of anxiety disorders and are characterized by a feeling, sudden and seemingly unprovoked, terrible feeling of fear and alarm. When a panic attack strikes, the person suddenly goes haywire. Fear, terror and anxiety have the upper hand and every situation, even the most trivial, every gesture, even the most natural, they become impossible to manage or deal with. From the walk down the street to watching a film at the cinema, the feeling of death and being crushed by an incomprehensible force is stronger than anything. Suddenly banned all rationality, body and mind no longer follow a logical path.

panic-attacks

Symptoms

A number of symptoms characterizing the panic attack. The difficulty of breathing, the palpitations and tachycardia, but the chest pain, the feeling of suffocation, the dizziness and the feeling of confusion and instability are the main ones. Among other possible events include: nausea, abdominal pain; increased sweating; headache; hot flushes alternating with chills; tremor; slowdown of the notion of time; change in the perception of distance; numbness; feeling of catastrophe is going to happen; feeling of unreality; fear of losing control or going crazy, losing consciousness, to wreak havoc, to attract attention, to die.

What to do?

When the panic attack compliance, better to put into practice some simple steps, how to stop doing what you were doing or shirk if you are in the middle of the scene, find a comfortable position, ask for help from people around you and focus on your breathing Diaphragmatic to regain control. The advice is to breathe deeply, inhaling air inflating the abdomen and avoiding focus on your breath chest.

Who to contact

In addition to the small tips to deal with the real attack, you need to be aware of the problem, to avoid degenerate into depression. To do this, better to contact a psychotherapist, who will recommend a cognitive-behavioral approach combined with biofeedback and muscle relaxation techniques.