Having an anxiety attack can be pretty scary, but taking this simple anxiety test can at least point you in the right direction.
How do you define a panic attack? Well, people refer to panic attacks in many different ways: anxiety attacks, anxiety attack disorder, panic attack disorder, or simply panic disorder.
If you have a panic attack, it doesn't necessarily mean you have a disorder. Some people have a random anxiety attack, and never have one again. Others have a few attacks due to a particular issue going on, and then they go away and never come back.
I have had anxiety attacks and I can assure you
that even though it's quite scary at the time,
you CAN learn to get them under control.
But first, how do you know if you are having an attack?
* Do you feel a sudden surge of adrenaline at times?
* During this times, do you feel like you want to faint?
* Does it cause tingling in your fingers?
* Does it make you have a "pulling" sensation in your head?
* Do you feel like you are going to lose your mind?
* Do you feel the urge to flee?
* Does it make you feel like you are dying?
* Does it cause a sudden stomach upset, acid reflux, or diarrhea?
* Do you feel like the world is closing in on you, or do you have an overwhelming "doom" sensation?
* Do you have heart palpitations or feel like you are having a heart attack?
* Does it cause a strong "rushing" sensation in your head or stomach?
* Does it come and go quickly, but leave you feeling confused and "out of sorts" or "out of it"?
Keep in mind that normally you will have MOST of these symptoms if you are experiencing an anxiety attack.
Typically anxiety attacks accompany another type of anxiety disorder.
For example, you can have Social Phobia or Social Anxiety with panic attacks. This is where the social situation you are in causes so much anxiety that it brings on a panic attack.
Another example is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder . A traumatic event can spark panic attacks. This can happen especially when the person experiences a reminder of the trauma and they have a flashback.
If this anxiety test seems to describe you, keep your chin up!
There are measures that you can take to combat these anxiety attacks.
Since I have been experiencing panic attacks every since the age of 15, I understand what you are going through and I am here to help. I would like to share with you some of the things that have helped me throughout the years to control my anxiety attacks. Please see these tips for panic attacks for some helpful suggestions on what you can do NOW to combat your anxiety attacks.
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