The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

January 19, 2015 2:06 PM

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The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treatment. This is her story.

I remember one day I was left home alone, and being alone is one of my biggest triggers. I started just sweating and hyperventilating and ruminating. I went somewhere else; I was out of touch with reality completely. I felt almost crazy trying to explain to my parents what I was feeling, and I don’t...

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