Panic attacks are an unpleasant psychosomatic state that affects every 7 inhabitants of the planet. Why do they occur, what are harmful and how to overcome them? We know!
What is a panic attack?
A panic attack is an unexpected, irrational state of intense fear that can not be reassured. It may seem that you are in the center of a terrible conspiracy, that your life is a real mistake, or even seem that you are dying.
Why there is a panic attack
Fear that appears during a panic attack is irrational and is not its cause, but only a symptom. In fact, an attack can arise because of prolonged stress, lack of sleep, fear of parting with a loved one or loss of loved ones, loss of control over something and feelings of helplessness.
In addition, a panic attack is a true symptom of fear of open spaces and crowds, agoraphobia.
Where can a panic attack happen?
Panic attacks happen anywhere, but often these are places of increased stress: planes, bridges, tunnels, underground passages, unfamiliar cities, noisy meetings.
How to stop a panic attack
During a panic attack, the psyche pressure on the body and vice versa, because of such a vicious circle, it only intensifies. If, with an increasing panic, it is difficult to calm the brain, then to withdraw the body from this state is much easier and faster, and already it will give signals of calmness to the brain.
To do this, try to be in a quiet quiet place, lean against the wall and firmly stand on the ground. Hands clasp in the castle or embrace yourself.
Deep breathe: concentrate on the cycle of deep breaths and exhalations. Feel how your heart calms your heart.
Drink a glass of water in small sips.
Remember: panic attacks always end, and none of them in history has ended fatal.
How to prevent a panic attack
But the regular appearance of attacks may indicate prolonged stress or subconscious anxiety about anything. It’s better to go to an appointment with a therapist and solve the problem once and for all.
Is it possible to permanently get rid of panic attacks
Psychotherapy frees up 80% of patients from panic attacks forever. But even those who live with them, learn quickly and successfully block out panic attacks. In addition, you can treat them not as an enemy, but as a friend who signals that something goes wrong in life.
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