People with panic disorder often experience repetitive and unexpected panic attacks, which may last from just few minutes to even hours. Mostly people get these panic attacks, even when there is no real cause of panic or danger to them. They are not sure when they will get the next attack so they always worry and remain stressful thinking about their next attack. From past experience, it has been seen that women are more prone to panic attacks than men. Many of them are in search of ways on how to stop panic attacks. Youngsters also experience panic attacks, and are under more pressure than grown ups because most of them are not sure what is happening to them.
In most of the cases, the panic attacks and anxiety may wane over a period of time, and in some cases, even hours, but intense episodes rarely last more than few minutes.
The most common symptoms of panic attacks are:
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Shortness of Breath
- A Feeling of Imminent Death
- Chest Pain
- A Sense of Altered Reality, and so on
Those who suffer from panic attacks often suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This disorder is mostly characterized by involuntary thoughts and unpleasant ideas that may ultimately become obsessions and may consequently generate a sense of uneasiness and fear.
Few symptoms include excessive washing of hands, locking and relocking of doors. Often, people suffering from this disorder look paranoid and psychotic. This can make people compulsive and obsessive, and sufferers may sometimes feel irrational.
Causes of panic disorder
The exact cause of panic disorder is still not clear. Common causes include: hereditary, stressful events, psychological factors, the way people think, and life transitions also play an important role.
Sometimes phobias many people suffer from do not come from real events or object, but from fear of another anxiety attack. For this reason, people who get anxiety panic attacks often avoid certain situations and objects that they are scared of, because they feel that it may ultimately lead them to another panic attack. Sometimes excessive intake of caffeine also leads of panic disorder and anxiety attacks.
So how do we stop panic attacks?
All those who suffer panic attacks should not worry because with some lifestyle changes, they can still lead normal life even as they undergo treatment. In some cases, psychotherapy is useful in treating panic attacks as it helps the suffering person think in different ways. He or she also learn to react and behave differently in panic situations and ultimately this will make them less fearful and anxious.
In some cases, doctors also prescribe medication that can help in treating this disorder. Many anti-anxiety medicines and anti-depressants are quite common with all those who suffer from panic attacks. Some medicines may have side effects such as nausea, headache, and insomnia, therefore, all those who experience panic attacks should first consult doctor on all these issues.
In any case, you should also keep the following in mind:
• Limit your intake of caffeinated drinks, alcohol, and drugs. Do regular exercises and workouts, and have sufficient sleep. You should also control your emotions and gain a sense of control on stress and anxiety.
• You should try to remain busy in your regular work and minimize your worries by devoting your time to other constructive issues.
Panic attack relief using hypnosis
Many people who are interested in a natural way on how to cure panic attacks can try hypnosis. In the past decade, hypnosis has established itself as a good remedy for treating various health related issues including panic attacks. However, you need to get in touch with a right hypnotist to get the desired results.
Once a person suffering from panic attacks feels relaxed, he/she will start experiencing the flow of positive energy and will feel the following changes.
- Relief from stress
- Calmness and relaxation
- Increased confidence
- Reduced instances of panic attacks
With proper treatment, and precautions, one may find permanent panic attack relief within a reasonable time.