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Anxiety and Panic
Experiencing general anxiety can feel overwhelming. Sometimes our mind and body can get so overwhelmed that it leads to a panic attack. Some people have a gradual build up and can get a sense of when they might be going into a panic attack soon, while others are hit with them unexpectedly. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, panic attacks are characterized by a sudden wave of fear or discomfort or a sudden sense of losing control even when there is no clear danger or trigger. Let’s dive into what causes these episodes and common symptoms of panic attacks.
Panic Attacks: Causes and Symptoms
- A feeling of being out of control, or a fear of death or impending doom
- Pounding/racing heart
- Chest pain
- Stomach pain or nausea
- Difficulty breathing