Category: Coping and Management

How To Manage A Panic Attack

“Panic disorder symptoms are primarily centered around panic attacks. Panic attacks often consist of a pounding heart, sweatiness, a feeling of weakness, faintness, or dizziness,” according to Johnna Medina, Ph.D.

Dealing with panic disorder is a challenging thing. “Panic disorder can be devastating because it can interfere with relationships, schoolwork, employment and normal development. People with panic disorder will begin to avoid situations where they fear an attack may occur or situations where help might not be available. This happens with both adults and children with panic disorder,” says Steve Bressert, Ph.D. Having some knowledge about how to deal with it is vital for everybody. Managing panic disorders need not be difficult all the time according to

“Suddenly your body surges with adrenaline. You are hit with a feeling of dread and impending doom like you are going to die, go crazy, faint or lose control,” said Tamar Chansky, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist.

Luckily, there are some steps to stop these attacks.

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