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Can I die from anxiety?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Steckler
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree
In brief: No
It can feel like you're dying if anxiety jumps up into a full blown panic attack.
Then your heart is racing, you're breaking out into a sweat, and you feel short of breath. That's the limbic system in your brain getting you ready to fight with or run from a saber tooth tiger. Your brain thinks it's helping. The trouble is that the alarm it's sounding is a false alarm. There is alot of help avail.

In brief: No
It can feel like you're dying if anxiety jumps up into a full blown panic attack.
Then your heart is racing, you're breaking out into a sweat, and you feel short of breath. That's the limbic system in your brain getting you ready to fight with or run from a saber tooth tiger. Your brain thinks it's helping. The trouble is that the alarm it's sounding is a false alarm. There is alot of help avail.
Dr. Eric Steckler
Dr. Eric Steckler
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Anxiety itself doesn't cause death, but if you are not under control, you can do things that cause death - such as violence, alcohol, drugs, etc.

In brief: No
Anxiety itself doesn't cause death, but if you are not under control, you can do things that cause death - such as violence, alcohol, drugs, etc.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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