CategoryPanic Disorders

Can You Die From a Panic Attack?


The symptoms of a panic attack can often feel rather extreme and intense and many people find them painful and frightening. This leads many to ask the question: can you die from a panic attack? Unfortunately, the fact that people worry about dying when they are having a panic attack is actually one of the things that makes them more likely to get the panic attacks in the first place and is also...

Caffeine and Panic Attacks


Do you suffer for panic attacks? Then one of the very best things you can do to address this issue and to start suffering less is to cut the caffeine out of your diet and routine. Here we will look at why caffeine and panic attacks are intimately linked and at why removing that morning coffee might just be the best decision you ever made. What Are Panic Attacks? Panic attacks are essentially just...

What Does a Panic Attack Feel Like?


One of the biggest problems with panic attacks is that the symptoms are so close to various other health problems – most notably heart attacks. Panic attacks are brought on by acute stress which then causes a number of physiological symptoms that don’t leave until the sufferer is able to calm down. If the patient mistakes these symptoms for a heart attack however, then they are only likely...

Panic Attacks: Symptoms and What to Expect


A panic attack is an episode of extreme anxiety or stress that is usually accompanied by multiple physical symptoms. One of the most problematic aspects of panic attacks is that the symptoms will often appear to mimic the symptoms of other conditions – such as heart attacks. This can then lead to the sufferer becoming even more anxious and thus the symptoms escalating. Here we will look at the...

How to Cope With Panic Attacks While Driving


Having a panic attack is never a pleasant experience and can result in a rapid heart rate, shallow breathing, high blood pressure, headaches, feelings of anxiety, depression and chest pain. At the best of times this is highly frustrating and upsetting but what’s worse is that it can potentially put you in danger – especially if you happen to be doing something that requires your full focus...

Living With Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks


Most people are vaguely aware of agoraphobia and panic attacks, and what they involve. Less well known is that they are often found together, feeding off one another and keeping the individual trapped in a hellish prison, often for years. Understanding Before considering the link in detail, it may help to clarify what agoraphobia and panic attacks actually are. Both seem bizarre to those who do...

Panic Away Review – Is it a Useful Book for Sufferers?


Panic Away is an ebook by Barry Joe McDonagh that contains a programme designed to help panic disorder sufferers deal with their panic attacks and overcome the debilitating condition. The book is sold on a number of websites and particularly affiliate sites that make money from commission, which can be off-putting to potential buyers (these sites tend to us a LOT of hyperbole to force a sale). In...

Zoloft, Xanax for Panic Attacks – An Overview


Zoloft and Xanax are two different medications that can be prescribed for panic attacks. Each works using different mechanisms of action and can be used in different ways and at different times for those with panic disorders. Here we will examine each and look at whether you should use either or both in treatment of the condition. What Is Zoloft? Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI or ‘Selective...

Hypnosis for Panic Attacks – Does it Work?


If you are suffering from panic attacks, then you may be willing to consider every avenue when it comes to getting treatment. One option you might have come across is hypnosis. But can hypnosis really work? How Hypnosis for Panic Attacks Works If you are suffering from panic attacks, how would a hypnotist go about addressing the problem? First, it may be helpful to consider how hypnosis works...

Facts About Panic Attacks


Panic attacks are a common ailment and affect many people, often making daily life difficult and causing a large amount of distress. The best weapon against panic attacks though is knowledge; the most effective way to overcome an anxiety attack when it’s in full swing is to acknowledge it for what it is and to do your best to ‘ignore it’ as much as possible and the best way to...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.