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Can anxiety attacks cause blackout?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Agree w Dr. Passer

Dissociation isn't a black out but may someone might perceive it this way.
This could occur during a panic attack.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Passer

Dissociation isn't a black out but may someone might perceive it this way.
This could occur during a panic attack.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Not usually

Although, during an anxiety attack, also known as panic attacks, one may feel like they will pass out.
One may also feel like they are going crazy or losing their mind. Other symptoms of panic attacks are chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath. There are excellent avaiable treatments. For my patients, i avoid prescribing medications called benzodiazapines such as valium and xanax (alprazolam).

In brief: Not usually

Although, during an anxiety attack, also known as panic attacks, one may feel like they will pass out.
One may also feel like they are going crazy or losing their mind. Other symptoms of panic attacks are chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath. There are excellent avaiable treatments. For my patients, i avoid prescribing medications called benzodiazapines such as valium and xanax (alprazolam).
Dr. Kevin Passer
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