Tag: behavioural therapy

Don’t Fight the Panic

Don’t Fight the Panic

A panic attack can be frightening, overwhelming and a very uncomfortable experience but it is ABSOLUTELY NOT DANGEROUS. It is an extremely natural bodily response to perceived danger. It serves us well sometimes and keeps us alive sometimes – think – don’t step in front of that bus ! don’t get in a relationship with that abusive person ! However…

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense anxiety and/or fear with physical symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, heart racing, trembling, sweating and chest pain caused by the hormone adrenaline flooding your bloodstream up to 2 ½ times the normal amount. Sometimes panic attacks can occur without warning with no obvious environmental or situational triggers associated with…