A panic attack may occur when an individual has high levels of anxiety. Any individual may have a panic attack. Sometimes, panic attacks can be a sign of panic disorder.
During a panic attack, an individual can feel overwhelming emotions, including helplessness and fear. Fast heartbeat, sweating, rapid breathing, and shaking can be a physical symptom of panic attack.
The natural response of stress is anxiety, but when the level of anxiety becomes too high, this can be the cause of panic.
A rush of adrenaline can make the heart beat fast and increase blood pressure and the rate of breathing. These are all features of a panic attack.
Symptoms of panic attack include:
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Shaking and sweating
- Feeling detached from the reality
- Irregular or intense heart rate
- Losing control or going crazy
- Fear of dying