Is It A Panic Attack Or Panic Disorder You Are Experiencing?

There is no single disease called panic attack disease. Panic attack is a distressing attack that can be experienced by those who have generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobia.

For example;

A person with generalized anxiety disorder may have a panic attack at a time of danger that triggers their anxiety.

Someone with social phobia may have a panic attack before giving a presentation.

Someone with agoraphobia may have a panic attack when they have to take the subway.

A person with a phobia of airplanes may have a panic attack when they get on a plane.

It’s like someone with earthquake trauma might have a panic attack after a magnitude 4 earthquake.

If at least 4 of these symptoms are seen for at least 10 minutes, it can be said that there is a panic attack.

1- Palpitation, palpitation, palpitation, acceleration in heart rhythm


3- Shaking or shaking

4- Shortness of breath or feeling like you are getting worse

5-Cut of the breath

6-Chest pain or feeling of tightness in the chest

7-Nausea or abdominal pain

8-Dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling like you’re going to fall or faint

9-Fears of losing control or going crazy

10-Fear of death

11-Numbness or tingling sensations

12- Chills, chills or hot flashes

Symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes, troubling at the peak, and then usually gradually subside.

If a person who has panic attacks that started for no reason and recurs in certain periods, avoiding certain behaviors (such as not driving again because he had an attack while driving), in order not to have a panic attack, the panic attack itself and the heart as a result. If he is afraid of situations such as having a crisis, losing control, going crazy, then a diagnosis of panic disorder is considered.

The attacks should not be associated with any physical ailment. It should not be confused with attacks experienced after a heart attack, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism or substance use.

If you are experiencing Panic Attack, you should definitely choose to receive psychological support.

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