A panic attack is the sudden onset of intense distress or dread, accompanied by severe and often painful physical symptoms. It can happen out of the blue, sometimes even while you’re relaxed or asleep. Many people experiencing a panic attack for the first time rush off to the emergency room fearing a heart attack or stroke approaching.
Panic attacks can affect anyone, even someone who is generally healthy and happy. It can be a once-off experience for some, but for many people they occur all too frequently. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and in worst cases, agoraphobia.read more