Panic Attack Treatment in Dubai
A panic attack is an unexpected and sudden event of strong fear that activates severe physical reactions when there is no actual threat or seeming cause. Panic attacks can be very fearsome. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even feel going to die.
If you’ve had repeated, unexpected panic attacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder.
Although panic attacks themselves aren’t deadly, they can be terrifying and significantly affect your quality of life. But fortunately, treatment can be very effective for panic attacks.
Symptoms of Panic Attack
- Trembling or shaking
- Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
- Hot flashes
- Sense of impending doom or danger
- Fear of loss of control or death
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Feeling of unreality or detachment
- Abdominal cramping
- Chest pain
- Rapid, pounding heart rate
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
Panic attacks typically begin unexpectedly, without notice. They can attack at any time — when you’re travelling, while shopping, sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have infrequent panic attacks, or they may occur recurrently.
Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually top within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack lessens.
One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one. You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur.
When to seek help from a psychiatrist
If you have panic attack signs, seek help from a psychiatrist near you as soon as possible. But panic attacks are hard to manage on your own, and they may get worse without treatment.
Panic attack symptoms can also look like symptoms of other serious health issues, such as a heart attack, so it’s necessary to get assessed by your doctor.
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