Panic Attacks And Anxiety

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“Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are not real, people only fake them to get attention from others. They just fake an asthma attack and say they are having a panic attack”. No, Panic disorders, Generalized Anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic stress disorder, and Specific Phobias are not fake; they are terrible mental DISORDERS that millions of people encounter everyday.
It is more common than you think for people to say that a panic attack or anxiety attack are just those certain people wanting attention. But what I want to know is how someone could find any entertainment in that. Panic attacks and anxiety attacks barely scratch the surface of anxiety disorders. There are so many, that I am only going to explain
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You could be in a great mood and out of nowhere you can’t breathe, can’t move, or even talk. You may begin to dread or worry about when, where, or how long then next one will be. Panic attacks can last up to 10 minutes, but some symptoms that go along with it may and can last longer. (Think about that, not being able to do anything but panic and try to catch your breath for 10 minutes or longer.) These attacks are two times more common in women than men. Panic attacks more often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood. But, not everyone that has panic attacks will be diagnosed with Panic disorder. The tendency to gain or have panic attacks appears to be inherited in studies. People who have panic attacks repeatedly should seek treatment before you find yourself avoiding places or situations, these panic attacks can cause you to become very disabled otherwise. Some people’s lives become restricted to the point that they avoid normal everyday activities. This can become Agoraphobia or, the fear of open spaces. Panic disorder is one of the most treatable anxiety disorders. Panic disorder is commonly accompanied by depression, drug abuse, or alcoholism. Some symptoms of depression are sadness, hopelessness, change in appetite or sleep, low energy, and difficulty …show more content…
People with Generalized Anxiety disorder can not get rid of their concerns, have difficulties concentrating, and troubles falling asleep or staying asleep. Some physical symptoms include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, nausea, lightheadedness, feeling out of breath, and hot flashes. This horrible disorder affects 6.8 million people in America a year. So, now that I am done convincing you that Anxiety disorders are a real and terrifying thing. I want to ask you a few questions. When was the last time you helped someone get through a panic attack or anxiety attack? Who was it? And lastly, Was it funny?... Now if you have never helped anyone through any type of anxiety disorder or have witnessed one and have seen what it does to that person, why do you still think it is for YOUR entertainment? Because if you did not help or try to help, odds are you are not close to that person, so why would they want to put on a show for

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