Panic : Symptoms And Symptoms

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Panic Disorder Imagine sitting in a classroom getting ready to present a project. The teacher calls your name, so, you stand up and walk to the front of the room. As you are standing in front of the room about to give your presentation, like every other time, you realize your breathing has increased and feel your throat start to close, as if you are choking. Your hands start to feel tingly and numb. Standing there, you can hear your heart beat increase when you come back to reality and hear the teacher ask you if you are alright and to step outside. You walk out of the classroom standing outside, and realize you just had a panic attack. Panic attacks are a result of having panic disorder (Lilienfeld 2014). Panic attacks are “surges of anxiety” (Lilienfeld 2014). These attacks can happen quite often or all of sudden (Lilienfeld 2014). In the paragraph before, panic attacks have many physical symptoms (Lilienfeld 2014). Breathing heavily, or hyperventilation is common with the feeling of choking can occur in panic attacks, as well as being dizzy or faint with the feeling of tingling or numbness is common (Lilienfeld 2014). Many people who experience panic attack get hot and cold flashes while feeling their heart beat increase, to the point someone feels as if they are having a heart attack (Lilienfeld 2014). The feeling of panic and anxiety that tells us to avoid or escape pain or danger are circuits in the brain (Hamm, Richter, Pané-Farré 2014). These circuits in the
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