Panic or Anxiety Attacks 101

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”.

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