Users' questions

Can a person have a panic attack without an obvious cause?

Can a person have a panic attack without an obvious cause?

Unexpected panic attacks occur without an obvious cause. Expected panic attacks are “cued” by external stressors, such as phobias. Panic attacks can happen to anyone, but having more than one may be a sign of panic disorder.

Is it possible to lose your mind during a panic attack?

For example, the fear of losing your mind or suffocating during a panic attack is simply fallacious. Stop believing this fear. Whatever it is you’re afraid of at these times isn’t going to happen. Fear is nothing more than a feeling, a chemical reaction in your head.

Why do people run away from panic attacks?

The reason we make them is that when depression or panic pounces on us, we start to think and act in the way our instincts and gut feelings tell to us. “Be afraid, run away, resist, danger awaits you everywhere, you’re trapped,” they whisper. Tuning in to this during a bout of depression aggravates our situation.

What do people with panic disorder fear the most?

People with panic disorders are afraid they are losing control and/or having a heart attack. People who truly do lose control are not aware of it. People having heart attacks are aware of the crushing sensation in their body. They are not focus on heartbeat. People with anxiety disorders fear things that

Is it dangerous to have a panic attack?

While panic attacks can be scary, they’re not dangerous. But the fear they may cause you can be more unsettling than the attack itself. That’s especially true if you’ve never had one before.

What are the symptoms of a panic attack?

You don’t have to be in a scary situation to have a panic attack. You could be on a hike, at a restaurant, or asleep in bed. All of a sudden you get a strong surge of fear. This triggers physical symptoms like a pounding heart, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, or trembling.

Can you have a panic attack without having intrusive thoughts?

Intrusive thoughts are uncontrollable, and often times, conjure up disturbing images that can make the person experiencing them feel afraid to the point of immobility. Though people can experience intrusive thoughts without having a full-blown silent panic attack, they are often a symptom of one.

For example, the fear of losing your mind or suffocating during a panic attack is simply fallacious. Stop believing this fear. Whatever it is you’re afraid of at these times isn’t going to happen. Fear is nothing more than a feeling, a chemical reaction in your head.