Natalie Kohlhaas MA LPC NCC CPCS  IMHCounseling

Panic Attack

Symptoms

 

Panic disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to stressful events. Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. Symptoms of panic disorder include sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and a racing heart. During a panic attack, the fear response is out of proportion for the situation, which often is not threatening. Over time, a person with panic disorder develops a constant fear of having another panic attack, which can affect daily functioning and general quality of life.The most effective way to overcome issues with panic is with the help of an experienced and professional anxiety therapist or counselor.

 

 

 

 

symptoms: 

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate  
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort  
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint   
  • Chills or heat sensations
  • Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)  
  • Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself) 
  • Fear of losing control or "going crazy" 
  • Fear of dying