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Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Panic

Anxiety dreams are not uncommon in panic disorder when there is anticipatory anxiety and worries as you go to sleep.

In brief: Panic

Anxiety dreams are not uncommon in panic disorder when there is anticipatory anxiety and worries as you go to sleep.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Suffering Squared

I presume these aren't your most favorite dreams.
One of the things that can feel worse than having a panic attack is dreading you're going to have one! this means you get to suffer before you even suffer! no one can say why you are dreaming about this but i wonder if your dreams might not reflect the same kind of dread. I'm curious: what's your theory about why you're having them?

In brief: Suffering Squared

I presume these aren't your most favorite dreams.
One of the things that can feel worse than having a panic attack is dreading you're going to have one! this means you get to suffer before you even suffer! no one can say why you are dreaming about this but i wonder if your dreams might not reflect the same kind of dread. I'm curious: what's your theory about why you're having them?
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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