A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. They may even cause withdrawal from normal activities. Thankfully, they are treatable and with the right treatment and support, can be eliminated.
Common symptoms associated with a panic attack include:
The symptoms of a panic attack often occur for no clear reason. Typically, the symptoms are not proportionate to the level of danger that exists in the environment. Because these attacks can’t be predicted, they can significantly affect your functioning.