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Can you faint/pass out from a panic attack/anxiety? Why/why not?

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Dr. Herbert Popolow
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It's possible

Anxiety/panic can trigger the flight or fight response which channels blood to muscles and lower extremities with less blood and oxygen going to your brain.
This can cause dizziness and fainting. See your physician to rule out a medical condition. Anxiety and panic attacks are very treatable conditions by a psychiatrist/psychologist with medication and cognitive- behavioral therapy.

In brief: It's possible

Anxiety/panic can trigger the flight or fight response which channels blood to muscles and lower extremities with less blood and oxygen going to your brain.
This can cause dizziness and fainting. See your physician to rule out a medical condition. Anxiety and panic attacks are very treatable conditions by a psychiatrist/psychologist with medication and cognitive- behavioral therapy.
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

It is possible but not common, most people survive panic attacks without passing out.
Once you realize it is anxiety not a heart attack the release of stress hormones tends to diminish. Try using the anti anxiety app for daily support and education.

In brief: Anxiety

It is possible but not common, most people survive panic attacks without passing out.
Once you realize it is anxiety not a heart attack the release of stress hormones tends to diminish. Try using the anti anxiety app for daily support and education.
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