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Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Feeling short of breath and not being able to catch your breath is one of the most common signs of a panic attack.
You may want to try relaxation breathing as explained very well in the book: the relaxation response by benson. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

Feeling short of breath and not being able to catch your breath is one of the most common signs of a panic attack.
You may want to try relaxation breathing as explained very well in the book: the relaxation response by benson. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Shortness of breath is a common symptom of anxiety attacks, along with a rapid heart rate, palpitations, shakiness, sweating, etc.
Some people also experience chest pain which is why panic attacks and heart attacks are frequently confused.

In brief: Yes

Shortness of breath is a common symptom of anxiety attacks, along with a rapid heart rate, palpitations, shakiness, sweating, etc.
Some people also experience chest pain which is why panic attacks and heart attacks are frequently confused.
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

it is often

In brief: Yes

it is often
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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