Panic attacks are quite frightening when they happen to you. Often times people end up going to the emergency room because they believe they are having a heart attack. When people are not experiencing a panic attack they tend to worry about when the next attack is coming and start to avoid people and situations where the panic attack occurred.
Symptoms of Panic Attacks:
Thoughts of dying or belief of losing their mind
Sweating or flushed
Numbness or tingly feelings
Treatment for Panic Attacks
Psychoeducation on how to recognize symptoms of panic and the reason for experiencing panic can help decrease the amount of panic attacks. Relaxation strategies are also a helpful way to manage panic. Cognitive Behaviroural Therapy (CBT) is also useful to help start to challenge some of the beliefs around panic attacks. You can also learn some coping skills to help manage panic attacks.