A panic attack can be a frightening and unsettling experience. Remember that you are not alone and there is help available.
A panic attack is a sudden rush of intense anxiety or fear together with a surge of frightening physical sensations and thoughts. They can occur frequently and unexpectedly and are not necessarily related to any external threat.
The way people experience panic attacks will vary from person to person, but some common signs of a panic attack are:
Panic attacks are usually brief but may be frightening while they last.
Below are some suggestions on how to cope during a panic attack.
It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available. Below are some places to go for information and support. If life is in danger, please call 000.