It is common to have moments in your life where your anxiety levels reach heights that cause panic. However, people with panic disorder regularly experience panic attacks at any time, often without an apparent reason. Typically, panic attack last roughly 5 to 20 minutes. The number of attacks a person has depends on their own unique situation. One of the most important things people will need to learn is that although attacks can be scary, they are not dangerous and do not cause physical harm.
- Increased heart rate
- Excessive sweating
- Chest pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Trembling extremities
- Feeling like you are choking
- Ear ringing
- a choking sensation
- Feeling of dread or impending sense of doom
- Dissociation (having out of body experience)
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Other Related Conditions
Phobias are excessive fears about places, objects, feelings, animals or creatures that cause significant distress. Social phobias or phobias that impact you from leaving home (agoraphobia), cause significant challenges in a person’s life and may impact them from reaching their potential. This can lead to significant self-esteem challenges (especially if long-standing) and depression.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Though everyone will have feelings of anxiety at certain points in their life, people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of worry and anxiety are a constant staple in their life and can impact how they function at school, work, and in relationships.
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Separation anxiety disorder involves an individual having excessive fear or worry about separating from their home or a loved one.