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what can be done to stop having panic and anxiety attacks?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Physiology of Panic: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. The centers get u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen.(o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much o2 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic. To chase away panic:, take slow, shallow breaths. Cup ur hands & breathe thru them.
Answered on May 13, 2017

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