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A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart starts pounding and you can't breathe. Often times you also feel dizzy, and can feel sick to your stomach. You may feel like your dying or going crazy, and if left untreated, you may be lead to panic disorders. For more details,
there are many but they may consist of shortness of breath or hyper ventilation, racing heart, chest pains, trembling and shaking, sweating, nausea, feeling detached from your surroundings, hot and cold flashes, dizziness and lightheaded, feeling like your dying, losing control, or going crazy.
Therapy for panic attacks, behavioral therapy, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and mental health professionals. Ex; psychiatrists and psychologists
Paroxetine, Sertaline, Alprazolam, and clonazepam, which are all FDA approved. These are some of the best treatments for treating panic attacks. Some side effects for Paroxetine include suicidal thoughts or behavior; anxiety, agitation, and panic attacks; hostility and aggression; engaging in unusual or dangerous activity. Some side effects for Sertaline include nervousness; sleepiness; loss of appetite; upset stomach; headaches. Side effects for Alprazolam include fatigue; dry mouth; and coordinate problems. And last, some side effects for clonazepam include sedation; depression; headache; and unable to sleep.
Effects on daily life-
Short term affects include depression, genetic disorder from family member to family member, phobia, and psychological disorder. Long term affects include side effects of certain medicines, intensely stressful time in life, altered hormonal state, repressed memories being covered.
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