A panic attack can be frightening and unsettling experience. You are not alone and there is help available.
A panic attack is a sudden rush of intense anxiety or fear together with a surge of frightening physical sensations. Panic attacks can include a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, trembling, and muscle tension. They can occur frequently and unexpectedly and are often not related to any external threat.
The way people experience panic attacks will vary from person to person but some common signs of a panic attack are:
Panic attacks are usually brief but may be terrifying while they last. They can often come on unexpectedly, which makes them even scarier, and are often not related to any external threat.
Below are some suggestions on how to cope during a panic attack.
It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available. Below are some places to go for information and support. If life is in danger, please call 000.