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Panic attacks ,Symptoms, Causes and treatments

A panic attack happens because of anxiety. It is a hallmark of panic disorder. It can lead to rapid heartbeat, sweating, etc.

What is a Panic attack?

A panic attack happens because of anxiety. Anybody has a panic attack, but it is a hallmark of panic disorder. A panic attack is a type of mental disorder/illness.
 Panic disorder can lead to a rapid heartbeat, sweating, shaking, and other symptoms. It is difficult to catch your breath and also cause chest pain, and sometimes you may think you have a heart attack. These attacks can occur at any time at any place even during the night. 
Sometimes a panic attack is very frightening. When a panic attack happens, you might think you are having a heart attack or dying. Many people have one or two panic attacks during their life, and the problem goes onwards, maybe when a severe condition occurs in life. But if you have repeated, sudden, unexpected or unpredicted panic attacks and fear of some other attacks, then you are in the condition of panic disorder.

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Symptoms of a panic attack
The panic attack begins at any time, without warning. They can beat at any time when you are driving a car, at school, at work. You may have a frequent panic attack or it may occur occasionally.
Some signs or symptoms of a panic attack:

  • Feeling weak, dizzy, or faint.
  • Feeling sweaty or having chills
  • Rapid pounding heart rate
  • Tingling in the hands and fingers
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Feeling of unreality

One of the worst things about a panic attack is the great fear you’ll have another one. The symptoms of a panic attack often occur for no clear reason that’s why you avoid certain situations where it may occur.

Causes of Panic attack
The causes of a panic attack clearly understand. A panic attack may come suddenly without warning for the first time but over time, they are triggered by certain situations.

Some factors that play a major role:

  • Genetics
  • Major stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of assertiveness
  • Alcohol, drugs, smoking
  • Excessive caffeine
  • Medication side effects

 Some panic disorder may start after:

  • A serious accident or illness
  •  Separation from family 
  • The death of a family member or close friend

Risk factors Associated to Panic Attack

Symptoms of a panic attack affecting women more than men, often starting in late teens or early adulthood.
 Some factors that may be developing the risk of panic attacks 

  • Genetics
  • Excessive caffeine intake
  • Smoking
  • A traumatic event
  • Major changes in your life
  • Depression, anxiety disorders and other psychiatric disorders

How can panic attacks be prevented?
Panic disorder cannot be prevented. However, you can work to reduce your stress and symptoms by avoiding alcohol and caffeine-like coffee, tea, chocolate, and as well as drugs.

Some factors that may help:
Do something physical which may play a role in protecting against a panic attack.
Stay calm yourself: Being understanding, calm and avoiding arguments will help you to reduce panic attacks quicker.
Get treatment as soon as possible to help them become more frequent or getting worse.

How is the panic attack diagnosed?

If you feel symptoms of a panic attack, you may need medical care. Most people think that their attack may be a heart attack. Your medical care provider will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. They will conduct tests to see that your symptoms are caused by a heart attack. They will probably use an electrocardiogram to measure the electric function of your heart.

What are the treatments available for panic disorder and panic attacks?
The symptoms of panic disorder can be reduced by treatments. A panic attack can be treated with medication and therapy. Therapy involves cognitive-behavioral therapy. This therapy treatment changes your behavior and thoughts and helps to understand your attacks and manage your fear.

Medication used to treat panic disorder can include (SSRIs)  selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.SSRIs authorized for panic disorder may include:

  • fluoxetine
  • paroxetine
  • Sertraline

Some medication is also used to treat panic attack include:

  • serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
  • antiseizure drugs.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Medications and therapy reduce your panic attack treatments. Jain neuropsychiatry clinic is one of the best clinics that provides the best treatment at a reasonable cost to panic attack patients. Their doctors and staff are highly qualified and provide the best suitable treatment according to their mental illness.
There are a number of steps that you can take at home to reduce your symptoms. Examples include:

  • Learn how to control your, breathing: Deep breathing can relieve the symptoms of a panic attack. If you are able to control your breathing you can calm yourself when you feel anxious or stress.
  • Practice relaxation technique: Regular activities such as meditation, yoga, muscle relaxations can help your panic attacks strengthen the body’s relaxation response-and not only relaxation practices, promote relaxation but also increases feelings of joy and calmness.
  • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can relieve your anxiety and panic attacks. If you are stressed, choose light exercises like swimming and walking.
  • Get proper sleep: Insufficient or poor-quality sleep can make you panic, so try to get 7-9 hours to sleep regularly this will help in your panic attacks.

Can a panic attack kill you?
A panic attack can be horrible but it won’t kill you. But you have continuous panic attack symptoms, like-racing heart, chest pain, and difficulty breathing, it may feel like you are going to faint, lose your mind or die.


A panic attack is a type of mental disorder. It is treatable if you treat from the right doctor and  right place, Find advance treatment for panic attacks at Psychiatrist in Jaipur  along with all other types of mental disorders treatments like anxiety, OCD, Phobia, Depression, etc.

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