The Tyranny of Panic Attacks: Healthy Tips for Coping

April 20, 2015 2:30 PM

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About 6 million American adults experience a panic attack every year. Panic attacks are bi-products of anxiety that occur regularly or intermittently. Either way, they are frightening to say the least. Panic attacks can cause major disruptions in people's lives and left untreated, may cause deterioration of social and occupational functioning.

Panic attacks are associated with an unmistakable period of intense fear and distress accompanied by multiple physical and mental symptoms. The mental symptoms can be paralyzing and create fear and confusion. The mind becomes overwhelmed with disturbing thoughts of danger, imminent death, and going ...

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