Your heart pounds, your palms sweat, you start shaking, and you get short of breath. You experience a fear that seems overwhelming and that came absolutely out of nowhere and for no reason. You might have been behind the wheel of your car, startled out of sleep, or sitting at your desk going about your daily business at work. Perhaps it’s the first time it’s happened, perhaps not. If it’s not, you probably know that you aren’t going to die, but you feel like it. If it’s the first time, you’re scared to death.
Nobody is really sure what sets off a panic attack. Some medical professionals believe they are caused by heredity, while others believe they are caused by stress. Some medical professionals believe they are caused by heredity, while others believe they are caused by stress. Some say if you have a history of other mental disorders, such as depression or some phobias, you are more likely to experience panic attacks. You are not alone, so remember that. According to estimates, one in three people will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives.
Some professionals have found that there are three different kinds of panic attacks: spontaneous, specific, and situational. An unexpected panic attack is known as a spontaneous panic attack, as the name implies. Situational panic attacks can happen while doing something like riding a bike, even though there is nothing scary or scary about the activity. Specific panic attacks are triggered, as implied by their name, by specific repeated situations.
Some people only have panic attacks once. These may be panic attacks, which are brought on by big life stresses and ease after the tension is alleviated. Some suffer from recurring panic episodes. The type of help you seek for panic attacks and the type of help you are provided by medical specialists will be determined by how many panic episodes you suffer from.