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Learn the Difference Between Panic Attack
and Anxiety Disorder
The people often get confused between panic attack and anxiety attack.
They both are not similar but do not have extra difference.
What is panic attack?
Panic attack is when you feel sudden uneasiness. It happens in the when
a person feels a choking feeling due to nervousness or fear. It is said to
be a feeling or a reaction which happens “out of the blue”, reaches its
pick in just matter of minutes and subsides eventually. After few
minutes, one even forgets that it happened. It could happen to anybody
because of stress, tension or worries. However, some attacks may last
longer or may occur in succession, making it difficult to determine when
one attack ends and another begins.
Below mentioned are the symptoms of panic attack:
Accelerated Heart Rate
Chest Pain or Discomfort
Feeling Dizzy, Unsteady, Lightheaded, or Faint
Fear of Losing Control or Going Crazy
Fear of Dying
Numbness or Tingling Sensations
For example: If you are passing through a dark alley, you hear
footsteps of someone, and your heart rate accelerates, that is when you
know it is a panic attack. You feel nervous and pain in chest.
What is anxiety attack?
Anxiety attack is something that lasts longer than panic attack. A person
has disorder of anxiety but cannot have disorder of panic. Anxiety is
when a person does not feel anything “out of blue” it is when you know
that you are going to feel in a certain kind of way when you know that
situation is getting worse. It could be in the form of allergies,
nightmares, past bad experiences, failures, etc.
Below mentioned are the symptoms of anxiety:
Increased Startle Response
Increased Heart Rate
Shortness of Breath
For example: When you are passing through an alley, even if no one is
there you constantly become restless that someone is going to attack you
even if no one is there can be said as anxiety disorder.
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