Panic attacks are not dangerous. Of course they are unpleasant and diminish our quality of life.
Perhaps you have already suffered in this way and did not realize it. Maybe you have someone close to you who is suffering from this. Either way, it’s important to get to know them and understand what they are and what you can do with them.
What are panic attacks like?
Your anxiety or fear suddenly increases.
When you are afraid of heights, physical sensations seem to scare you more (rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, unsteadiness, lightheadedness). During these attacks of fear, you felt that you could die or that what you had was serious and would leave a legacy. That is, for example, you think of a stroke, a heart attack or suffocation.
The most important thing to remember is what we discussed at the beginning: Panic attacks are not dangerous, although they can be very uncomfortable and even scary for some people.
Two very important facts: The crisis will not last forever. They leave no long-term physical effects (of any kind).
Yes, in the short term, you may feel a little tired, miserable, sad, and most importantly, afraid of going through another crisis. But it’s normal to feel a little “shaken up” after a crisis. If you have panic attacks, it is best to seek help. It is difficult to stop suffering spontaneously.
In cognitive therapy, we will do the following: we help you understand panic attacks well.
The first thing you need to do is understand who makes them and who maintains them.
We teach you to understand/interpret your physical sensations, we help you deal with fear, for example: even certain sensations, such as dizziness or headache, you must learn to feel unpleasant, but not dangerous. Not everything we don’t like is dangerous.
Among other things, we teach you exercises for self-regulation of bodily functions.
Relaxation can help you calm down so your body doesn’t explode with feeling even the slightest level of anxiety. After all, you have to deal with stress.
We have more than eight years of experience in the office and we provide solutions to face our lives in a healthy way.
Facebook: Lic. Jesica Castriota – Psychologist.
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