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can you make yourself have a panic attack

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No, you can't.: If you do not have underlying panic disorder, then you cannot make yourself have a panic attack. As i said in the previous post with a similar questio ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes u can.: What the mind thinks, the body reacts correspondingly. Best wishes! http://m.Helpguide.Org/articles/anxiety/panic-disorder-anxiety-attack.
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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Ask your therapist: You should always feel free to discuss with your therapist anything that is happening in your therapy and that includes such questions. Sometimes in t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
You will know: When you suddenly feel like your heart is beating out of your chest, like you can't breath and you are afraid you are going to die---all for no reason ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Panic attack: Panic attack usually lasts about 15 minutes total. It can occur in daytime or wake you up at night. The symptoms include sudden onset high anxiety sta ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on severity: Some people get anxious and their heart rate increases, then they feel a fight or flight response. Those who don't handle stress well, may begin rapi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
You have panic: Disorder? You would need to work with an individual therapist to find out what your specific triggers are to having panic attacks and how to get them ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not exactly . . . : The intense fear or discomfort of a panic attack are associated with a combination of symptoms--most of which are physical. But, if a person is afraid ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: It depends on how frequent and severe the panic is when people organize your stuff. For example, if this is a daily occurrence, inducing debilitating ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Panic attacks are as much about percieved harm as real harm & often you see something you can do to remove the percieved threat. I once felt the walls ... Read More
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