Panic attacks can happen anytime, anywhere, and without warning. A person experiencing panic attacks may live in fear of another attack and, as a result, may avoid places where they have experienced an anxiety attack before. During a panic attack, a person suffers from brief episodes of intense terror and apprehension, often marked by trembling, shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty breathing. In addition, a person experiencing a panic attack may experience chest pains and numbness in their hands and feet. They often feel that they are having a heart attack and may end up in the emergency room because of fear that they are about to die. As a result, many people develop a hyper vigilance to signs and symptoms of anxiety, which ironically frequently contributes to the recurrence of anxiety. People who experience panic attacks may perceive any physiological change as a possibly life-threatening illness. This can lead to significant impairment in the ability to function, including driving, working, shopping, or even simply leaving the home.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.