How do you best manage a panic attack?
Panic attacks can be scary when they happen, but there are things you can do to manage them when they do occur.
Your heart is racing and you can’t control your breathing.
So what do you do?
WHAT DOES A PANIC ATTACK FEEL LIKE?
A panic attack is an intense wave of fear characterized by its unexpectedness and debilitating, immobilizing intensity.
Your heart pounds, you can’t breathe, and you may feel like you’re dying or going crazy.
Panic attacks often strike out of the blue, without any warning, and sometimes with no clear trigger.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PANIC ATTACK?
Your body’s “fight or flight” response is behind these overwhelming physical symptoms.
Normally when you encounter a dangerous threat like avoiding being hit by a car, your nervous system springs into action making it difficult to manage a panic attack.