The facts about Anxiety Panic Attacks Disorders
Panic Attacks are very sudden, periods of intense anxiety, increasing physical reactions , fear, stomach upsets and discomfort that is driven by the unconscious and concious fear of the attack itself. The onset of these attacks are normally abrupt, and may seem to have no obvious reason.
Although these attacks may seem to be random, they are actually initiated by an evolutionary response know as 'fight or flight' that is triggered even though neither action is required. This response floods the body with adrenaline, that would normally help you defend against a threat. A panic attack is said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of that a person can have.
Panic attacks commonly last around thirty minutes but can be as short as 15 seconds. They can however, also be triggered in a vicious cycle that can last for hours.
The effects of a panic attack vary from person to person. First-time sufferers, especially may call for the emergency services. Many who experience a panic attack for the first time fear they are having a heart attack.