Panic attack is a kind of creepy feeling that makes you believe you are in danger. The thoughts and the feelings are so real that the individual would find it hard to distinguish reality from make believe sensations of fear. Panic is a psychological disorder on perception that induces internal sensations of dangerous and life threatening responses to certain environments. The most common symptoms any individual experiences are palpitations, trembling, intense feeling of apprehension, difficulty in breathing, intense fear, sweating, and dizziness.
What triggers panic attacks?
Panic attacks are feelings of anxiety triggered by certain situations such as shops, crow, or lifts. Most people experience the condition without warning. Some people experience the condition during stressful situations such as exams or financial insurances. In rare cases, the condition appears in very ordinary setting such as bus, restaurants, or even while watching a football game. Sometimes a person wakes up at night gasping for breath. The condition that triggers panic attacks as well as the frequency of the attack variates for each individual.
Intervention or lifestyle change?
Panic attacks may mysteriously disappear even in the absence of treatment. Although the average range of the attack may come as short as 5 to 20 minutes, the feeling may remain for days. This is the anxious apprehension state. It can occur to both sexes regardless of age, personality, or socioeconomic group. Coping up with experience and lessening the frequency and the intensity of the attack is possible through lifestyle change. Here are some lifestyle changes you may implement to avoid occurrence of panic attacks:
-Exercise daily or create a regular exercise program
-Practice deep relaxation as often as you can
-Stop taking stimulants in your diet
-Learn to accept and acknowledge your emotions especially anger and loneliness
-Adopting a more accepting and calmer attitude with life such as changing core values, beliefs, and adapting self-talk
The lifestyle changes will diminish your panic reactions in time. If the intensity and the frequency already interfere with your work, relationships, or even your sleep, then you need appropriate medical intervention. Visit a Psychiatrist. Panic attack can be linked to OCD or Anxiety and depression.