What are Panic Attacks? ------------------------------------ A panic attack is a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety and fear. The symptoms usually include rapid heartbeat, shortness in your breath, dizziness and the overwhelming feeling of anxiousness.
Having these panic attacks can make you change your lifestyle completely and having you to withdraw from normal daily activities. If repeated panic attacks occur it may lead to panic disorder and other problems if it is not treated.Panic disorder is a highly treatable condition, if treated it will not lead to any permanent complications.
In many instances a panic attack can strike without any warning. In many cases this happens out of the blue and the worst part is that the person that suffers from it fears that it will happen again.
In some cases this only happens one time, but a lot of suffers have experienced lots of dreaded repeated episodes. There are lots of cases where people who suffer from panic disorder are unable to leave their homes or even go to public places because of their fear of another attack. There are even times when no place feels safe for them.
There are many things that can trigger a panic attack such as depression, a social phobia or a panic disorder. Regardless of what causes the attack, panic disorder is one of the most treatable in all the anxiety disorders. There are a lot of different types of medication available and certain kinds of strategies that can help change thinking patterns that leads to anxiety and fear.