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can temporary tunnel vision be a side effect of extreme anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: People often experience tunnel vision during panic attacks. Peripheral vision is lost or blurry, the pupils dilate, and the person can only see clearly when looking straight forward. This is a temporary symptom; it can be eliminated by fleeing a stressful situation, or using breathing or relaxation techniques.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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