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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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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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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...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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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace. ...Read more

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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic: Cognitive behavior therapy helps, as well as relaxation training, meditation, yoga, exposure thru imagery, etc. Discuss with a therapist. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks permanent?

Not necessarily: They should resolve with proper treatment. A combination of medication and cognitive behavior therapy has the best outcome. ...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 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 triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having panic attack symptoms without anxiety or feeling panicked ?

non-fearful panic: Non-fearful panic attacks were described in the early 1980's and the treatment is the same as for panic attacks. ...Read more

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Is a panic attack anxiety dangerous?

Is a panic attack  anxiety dangerous?

Physically, no, even: though the symptoms can be frightening. Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning. ...Read more

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Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Fear of both: Agoraphobia was initially characterized as a fear of open spaces. Currently, it is an anxiety disorder where a sufferer is afraid of difficult, or embarrassing situations from which he cannot escape, or obtain enough assistance or reassurance to feel secure. It is often related to panic disorder where the sufferer may be so fearful of panic attacks to the point of becoming unable to leave home. ...Read more

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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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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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Do panic attacks give you the "impending doom" feeling?

Yes: Some patients with panic attacks have been worried that they will be humiliated during their panic attack, that they are having a heart attack or that something else physically terrible is happening to them. Panic attacks are terrifying. ...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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Can pvcs induce anxiety / panic attacks?

Can pvcs induce anxiety / panic attacks?

Yes: Pvcs can be benign or cause for concern. Best to get medically evaluated. However when you can feel them, it can induce anxiety and panic that can exacerbate them further. ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

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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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