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Panic Attack Without Fear
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
This is very common!: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear ; rage centers go in2 overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. So u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen (o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much 02 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic which don't feel good. U'll fear pas less if u learn 2manage them - even try 2bring them on! ...Read more
1st step is : Talking with a therapist about why you are afraid of getting sick. Have you been sick or has someone close to you been very sick? Then discuss the ways to overcome the fear. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one possible way more insight oriented therapy is another. Let us know how it goes, good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It fears me when I am at a train or plane that causes me to think that I'm going to have a panic attack?
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic often random: One thing about panic is that it can happen at any time, unprovoked. We then associate it with what was going on in our minds or life around us at the time. I think this is why your question is formulated this way. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
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