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Tell me about panic attacks?

Tell me about panic attacks?

A panic attack is : due to anxiety. Panic attacks sxs: Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Can you tell me more about general anxiety disorder / panic attacks?

Can you tell me more about general anxiety disorder / panic attacks?

Panic attacks can : Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you. ...Read more

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...Read more

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Anxiety, stress, worry, panic attacks. Are they a continuum.?

Anxiety, stress, worry, panic attacks. Are they a continuum.?

More like a mix.: The first three often are used interchangably, though they differ. One can feel "stressed, " which usually means worried and anxious, but stress also makes people worried and anxious. One could be worried without necessarily being anxious. Panic attacks, though, are a different level. They are a specific reaction to anxiety to which some people are vulnerable and others are not. ...Read more

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What to do about panic attacks before presentation?

This is not uncommon: U can try therapy to deal with the causes, and u could try Inderal (propranolol) 10 mg ( ask u physician what he thinks of that first). Or u can think that u audience r naked and they r who should feel panicky not you...! good luck. ...Read more

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What are panic attacks?

What are panic attacks?

A/W Dr. Jacobson.: Panic attacks may develop rapidly w sxs of: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; sense of butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you aren't real or that the. ...Read more

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32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events? Hate living in constant fear.

32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events?  Hate living in constant fear.

Step 1 & step 2: Step 1--see a cardiologist to confirm absence of cardiac issues. If none are found--step 2. See a psychiatrist why you are so phobic or fixated on your emotional state. ...Read more

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How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy may be a good fit for both these problems. Recommend psychiatric eval to determine if there are underlying medical issues, diagnoses are accurate ; for possible psychiatric medications. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, . ...Read more

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What are anxiety attacks?

What are anxiety attacks?

Remain Calm: Panic attacks involve sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep. People experiencing a panic attack may believe they are having a heart attack or they are dying or going crazy. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/panic-attack-symptoms ...Read more

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What does a psychiatrist do about panic attacks?

What does a psychiatrist do about panic attacks?

Panic eval: A psychiatrist should do a thorough history including ruling out any medical issues causing symptoms. She can then recommend treatment including medication and/ or cognitive behavioral therapy. She can also explain how the symptoms of panic are related to the body's normal. Adrenaline response. Because some medical problems can mimic panic, i feel a physician should evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have depression , anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, what to do?

I have depression , anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, what to do?

Would encourage you: To obtain excellent psychiatric care. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

Multiple Treatments: Medications such as antidepressants and antianxiety medicines are often used. In addition, it is helpful to get involved in a consistent therapy setting. Also, it is very useful to pay attention to diet, rest, and exercise. ...Read more

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What to do about schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety attacks - help?

This question is: too broad-based to answer in 400 characters or less. The best advice is to work with a good psychiatrist. You can break this down into individual questions - one per entry - if you desire more specific input. ...Read more

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What is some good information about heart attacks?

What is some good information about heart attacks?

Heart attack: Classic heart attack has a coronary artery plaque rupture. A clot forms at this spot which obstructs the artery. The downstream muscle gets ischemic then dies. This is the pathophysiologies. What causes the plaque rupture is variable. ...Read more

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Can you please describe a panic attack and/or general anxiety disorder?

Can you please describe a panic attack and/or general anxiety disorder?

Panic attacks can : Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you >. ...Read more

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For anxiety, panic attacks, or sleep disorders who do I see?

For anxiety, panic attacks, or sleep disorders who do I see?

Anxiety: Start with your primary care physician to do the initial workup, then make referral to a counselor for therapy, & a psychiatrist for medication evaluation & management. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read more

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What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Depression, Anxiety: Depression Symptoms: Feeling very sad Hopelessness Suicidal ideations Worthlessness loss of weight Poor sleep Low energy and motivation Anxiety: •Excessive worrying •Difficulty in concentration •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Fatigue Panic : •Sense of impending doom or danger •Fear of heart attack •Fear of going crazy See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more