Panic attacks strike out of the blue, without any warning.

 

September 16, 2016

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Often, there is no clear reason for the panic attacks. They may even occur when you are sleeping or just watching tv, A panic attack could be a one-time occurrence, but many people experience repeat episodes. Recurrent panic attacks are often triggered by a specific situation, such as speaking in public—especially if that situation has caused a panic attack before, planning something critical, fears or uncomfortable situations, one feels endangered and unable to escape.

Aditi was preparing for a critical presentation when, suddenly she experienced a wave of fear. She started shaking, feeling giddy, breathing heavy and she could actually hear her heart beats. She had some senses, and held one of the desks before the attack passed, however she was deeply shaken for life. After that she experienced it after 4 weeks, and it started happening with increasing frequency. She started living in constant fear of when she will get next. This made her cut off from social outings, lonely spaces like elevators or even at home

US Television presenter Lalla Hirayama works in an industry that thrives on pressure and having a panic disorder can be devastating.Five years after being diagnosed with the disorder, Hirayama brings the phrase “play through the pain” to life. The 28 year old presenter and host of M-Net Movies’ Lalla Land said during her first panic attacks it felt as if someone had a gun to her head.She said she started shaking, had difficulty breathing and felt as though she was dying.

Speaking out about the condition for the first time, She said that she had multiple panic attacks on air but I’ve just carried on presenting because the show must go on. Hirayama said she was choosing to speak out about the condition because she did not want people to think she was on drugs and that women needed to know that the condition “is normal and can be managed”. These anxiety disorders are widespread, as many might not expose themselves to a diagnosis because of the stigma attached to them.But medication, psychotherapy, exercise, a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle can control anxiety disorders.

When she was first diagnosed, Hirayama said she was having up to 12 panic attacks a day.But now the television presenter – who doesn’t smoke, or drink alcohol or caffeine – says she’s taken to yoga and other exercise to help get control.

Anna Williamson, another showbusiness reporter, she feared her career may be over due to crippling, inexplicable panic attacks. For Anna, they became so unbearable that her doctor prescribed the anti-anxiety medicines, and later she underwent cognitive behavioural therapy to conquer her problem.

ABC anchor Dan Harris’ on air panic attack and his lesson for you. Good Morning America’s Dan Harris sits down with Dianne Sawyer to discuss not only his personal journey but the journey of many countless individuals that suffer from panic

 

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