How to cope with a panic attack | Psyche Guides - Deepstash
Experiencing Panic Attacks
  • Around 15 to 30 percent of us experience a panic attack at least once in our lives, which is essentially our body’s emergency response system.
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There are three reactions that the body produces when in the grip of a panic attack:

  1. Catastrophic or danger-oriented thoughts, which fuel the feelin...

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The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) region of the brain is activated during a panic attack, and two opposing components get to work as needed:

  1. The Sympathetic N...

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Being aware of your body’s response and trying to relax can help restore the balance to the autonomic nervous system **(ANS), allowing the parasympathetic system to come in the front.

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Panic attacks can be false alarms in many cases.

The bad thoughts that one may have (“I am about to die!” or “I am going crazy!”) need to be challenged and replaced by rati...

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Breathing deeply and consciously will help your parasympathetic nervous system to get into action. Slowing down your breath also relaxes you in general, and just 10 breaths per min...

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If you flee the place where you have a panic attack, the problem can penetrate deep inside you, leading to long term fear.

Staying in place makes us face our fears and understand that the t...

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