Panic Attacks part 7 Desensitising

Panic attacks can be very frightening. They can come on suddenly and reach their peak within minutes.
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Symptoms of panic attack
Chest pain or discomfort
Feeling of choking
Chills or hot flashes
Feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
Fear of dying
Fear of losing control or going crazy
Heart palpitations or racing heart
Nausea or abdominal discomfort
Numbness or tingling sensations
Shortness of breath or feeling like you can’t breathe
Sweating or clammy skin
Trembling or shaking
Causes of panic attack
Panic attacks can be triggered by a variety of factors, including:
Underlying mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders or depression
Medical conditions, such as thyroid problems or heart arrhythmias
Certain medications
Substance abuse
Treatment of panic attack
If you think you’re having a panic attack, it’s important to stay calm and remind yourself that the attack will pass. There are a number of things you can do to help manage your symptoms, such as:
Relaxation techniques: Deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation can all help to reduce anxiety and physical symptoms of a panic attack.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT can help you identify and change negative thought patterns that may be contributing to your panic attacks.
Medication: In some cases, medication may be helpful in preventing or treating panic attacks.
If you’re experiencing panic attacks, it’s important to seek professional help. A therapist can help you develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.