What are the anxiety attacks?


Anxiety attacks, also known as panic attacks, are sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort that can occur without any warning or obvious trigger. During an anxiety attack, a person may experience a range of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms, including:

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Feelings of unreality or detachment
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying

Anxiety attacks typically last for several minutes but can feel much longer. They can be extremely distressing and disruptive to a person’s daily life. If someone experiences recurrent anxiety attacks or experiences significant impairment as a result of anxiety, they may have an anxiety disorder and should seek professional help.

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