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A 20-year-old female asked:

my heart beats fast and i feel panicky during every episode. it feels like i'm not in my body. is it panic attacks? i have aspergers and anxiety.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: i would recommend checking with your provider. They may screen with an EKG.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Sounds like panic: Sounds like you are having panic attacks. I recommend you speak with your doctor, who might consider an anti anxiety medicine or refer your to a psychologist to help deal with these episodes.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy?: Provided there is no physiological reason for your symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

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