Panic attacks are sudden overwhelming feelings of acute and disabling anxiety. The panic can happen to you out of the blue or as a result of a build up of worry and anxiety. Intense thoughts and feelings flood your body so that you cannot think straight or do anything. Often you will experience intense physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea, trembling and palpitations and many people report feeling unable to breath. The number of panic attacks you have will depend on how severe your condition is. Some people may have one or two attacks each month, while others may have several attacks a week.
In the event of a panic attack it is important that you stop, ground yourself and prioritise breathing to bring you back into the present moment, which may be what you are unable to face, so you might need support to do this.
Whilst panic attacks are quite scary to experience and also to witness, they are rarely dangerous. Its unlikely that you’ll be admitted to hospital if you’ve had a panic attack, however they are also treatable using Mindfulness based techniques and therapy. We can help you with these techniques at CHARTER so if you or a member of your family are suffering please let us know and we can discuss your treatment options.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can make an appointment with our assessment team using our Enquiry Form or simply give us a call so that we can discuss your treatment options and how we can help you or a member of your family.
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