Panic attacks can make you believe you are losing control, going crazy, having a heart attack, or dying. It sometimes takes multiple trips to the hospital and many different doctor’s visit to diagnose someone with panic attacks. Panic level anxiety is some of the highest anxiety that a person can experience. The symptoms of panic can be different from person to person and include four of the following symptoms:

-Racing heart,
-Shortness of breath,
-Feelings of choking,
-Chest pains,
-Dizziness/light headedness,
-Fear of losing control,
-Fear of dying,
-Tingling in the hands and feet,
-Hot flashes,
-Cold feelings.

Stress and fear created by panic attacks leads some people who have them to avoid situations where they could possibly suffer from a panic attack. When the avoidance of situations starts to interfere with living your life then a person has developed panic disorder.

In most cases cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder is highly effective at reducing distress related to panic attacks. Restoring a sense of safety can allow you to regain the freedom and confidence that fear has taken away from you.