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A 22-year-old female asked:

Constant panic attacks that i sometimes freeze. can't sleep more than 2 hrs. could this cause heart attack/ fainting? never had either. cn barely walk

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Panic / "Freeze": The "Fight-Flight-Freeze" response in all of us is too sensitive/easily triggered in you. Please see your doc to make sure you are otherwise healthy then re-training via www.relaxationresponse.org and the help of a clinical psychologist can bring relief. Peace and good health.
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