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A 39-year-old female asked:

Just curious, how is a panic attack any different than cardio exercise on the body? both stress the heart, elevate heart rate and bp etc.

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Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
Clinical Psychology 12 years experience
The difference is: panic attack stems from anxiety, worry, depression and is emotionally situational and comes and goes until what's causing the anxiety state is resolved or under control....cardio exercise is temporarily ,controlled state that is willfully, purposely, being driven and after this controlled state( exercise) is stopped everything such as hearty rate, pulse rate goes back to normal.
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