Panic attacks are one of the things you may have heard of, but may not talk about it unless unfortunately you have experienced it yourself. In any case, experts say they are more commonly believed by many people. According to the American Society of Anxiety and Depression, around six million Americans with panic disorder are a mental illness in which people suffer from unpleasant attacks – the onset of sudden and severe discomfort – and, with the fear of experiencing another, are. Unfortunately, women can suffer from these terrible areas twice as many as men.
Why does this happen to some people, but not others? It may be related to genetics, says Beth Celsidou, MD, director of the The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, to SELF. “A person with a higher degree of anxiety history is more likely to experience the symptoms of panic,” he says.
Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., tells you that if you personally suffer from anxiety, you have a greater risk of coping with panic attacks.
Of course, stress also does not help at all – people who are high-stressed in the way are more prone to panic attacks, says Clinical Psychologist John Mayer, to SELF, as well as those in a family that is full of worries. And insecurity.
How can I know if you have a scary attack or do you have? While we all had moments when we felt great, Clark says the biggest difference is that people who suffer from panic attacks usually feel they’re dying. “Fear is often wrong for a heart attack,” he says.
Experts say that in addition to feeling that you might die, horror attacks are also defined as meeting four or more of the following criteria:
- You have fast heartbeat.
- You have stench on the chest.
- You have a weak breath
- You start to sweat
- You feel that you may have a weakness.
- You feel that you may become crazy.
- You feel chill or actually start shaking.
- You feel nauseous
- You feel that you are choking
- You feel that you’ve lost touch with reality.
- You feel shy or tight
Karen Cassiday, an expert psychiatric anxiety doctor, told SELF: The first time people attack the horror, they often do not know what’s going on and go to the ER. He says, when they have one and know what has happened, they tend to worry about it, and this makes the person more likely to turn into another terrorist attack.
If you feel that you have an offensive attack, try to calm down and not fight it (easier than doing it, but it may help). Clark says, “When you fight fierce panic, anxiety sometimes gets worse.” He advises to turn yourself into a safe place where you can relax as much as possible, remember that you are not dying and trying to calm your breathing.
Fortunately, it may be used to help panic attacks. While Meyer says it’s important to try to reduce your stress in life, you can also follow a mental health professional. “This person usually helps you identify and deal with signs of a sudden attack through cognitive behavioral therapy,” Cassiday says.
Even if your path to relief is different, speaking with an expert can help you reduce the likelihood of torture or, if necessary, how to deal with it.