While these feelings of panic
are instinctive during times of danger, psychologist Professor Robert Edelmann explains that our modern lifestyles have made us more vulnerable to this emotion than ever before.
In some cases, symptoms of a panic
attack may be caused by serious medical conditions such as a reaction to medication, epilepsy, asthma, hormone abnormalities, or heart disease.
is more prevalent than summer colds, and worst of all it has a sister strain - beach panic
attacks and panic
disorder can significantly affect your quality of life, medications, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques can prevent or control them effectively.
attack is analogous to a burglar alarm which goes off when the window rattles the window panes," said Sakr.
There are various therapies to control these Panic
An international review of panic
disorder research suggests the average age of onset for PD is 32 years.
Myth 3: There's no treatment for panic
attacks Cognitive behavioural therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for panic
The good news is that panic
attacks and anxiousness really are a behavioural pattern which you acquired over time when you are in contact with stressful stimulus.
I've recently been able to contribute to, and edit a piece that explains the nature of panic
attacks and how they are triggered, to help other sufferers.
6 Literature has demonstrated that, at times, this disorder is so painful for the patients that they start avoiding situations or activities such as exercise, running, avoiding sitting in sun or any rooms, which might perspire them or produce internal physical arousal similar to the beginnings of a panic
He said that the panic
attacks usually last only a few seconds or minutes but they are terrifying.