Panic and anxiety attacks are sudden, relatively strong experiences that typically include symptoms like:
- A feeling of panic/anxiety/doom/fear of death
- Rapid heartbeat
- Chest pains
- Lightheadedness and shortness of breath / a sense you can’t breathe enough air (caused by hyperventilation)
Panic and anxiety attacks occur due to a type of issue involving our unconscious mind1, which I refer to as “unconscious malfunctions”.