A panic attack is an emotional fear that is registered in the brain as a real situation. Experiencing this attacks is said to be severely frightening, uncomfortable and an upsetting experience in one’s life. However, there are treatments for these attacks that are quite effective.
Panic attacks may make a person change their behavior as well as affecting their daily chores. When one has experienced several attacks, they are able to tell if they are about to experience an attack. The treatment of Panic attacks enables a person to be able to control the attacks. An attack can be between fifteen seconds and thirty minutes. At times, attacks form cyclic episodes or series that last for a long time, even hours. People that are afflicted may experience major anticipatory anxiety together with limited symptoms of attack in between the attacks.
A panic attack is often associated with agoraphobia together with a fear of being unable to escape from a bad circumstance. Panic attacks vary for every individual. First timers might call emergency services for fear of having nervous breakdowns or heart attack. Long term sufferers of panic attacks may eventually have heart damage or cardiovascular disease because of the cardiovascular stress. Panic attack treatments enable a person to control the attacks as one can feel the symptoms coming.
A person with panic attacks should always keep an open mind and be conscious of the symptoms. As they start to mount one should focus on breathing as it calms down a person very quickly. When one focuses on the breathing they tend to destruct their mind from the thought and thus are able to prevent an attack. However, if one occurs, the sufferer should know what to do after a panic attack, be it the patient or a parent with a child suffering from the attacks.
Panic attack is handled best when one first accepts the feelings and emotions that they experience during the attack. When one has accepted what is happening to them they are likely to lessen and even avoid the attacks thus reducing the chances of a future heart attack or stroke especially in women who are in their menopause years. After an attack, one is requested to stay in the present and avoid the thoughts of ‘what if’ questions. These queries are prospect oriented and they make one wonder what is going on now and what to do if it happens, where and when will it attack again. All these are panic attack results, which may lead a person to withdrawing from their social life, friends and even at their work place.