Panic attacks

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The rawness of panic attacks

My patients tell me that panic attacks are not pleasant. They describe it more as sheer terror. They fear dying, losing control or going insane. Panic attacks come on hard, peak fast and usually pass within the hour. They create such a fracture in the sufferer’s psyche that the hangover feeling of having been overwhelmed and the fear of another attack can put a dampener on life plans. Panic attacks can happen to anyone. It does happen to about 10% of us. If they recur and the sufferer starts making their life smaller to avoid situations which might trigger an…