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Breaking The Panic Attack Cycle

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.

One needs to understand that panic attacks, in general, are not dangerous but is an automatic response for your protection. It is our mind or the fear psychosis that can cause the real ‘panic’.

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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 minute can minimize many fear-based symptoms.

  • 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.
  • Symptoms include more blood being pumped into our muscles, narrow vision, faster breaths and auto...

There are three reactions that the body produces when in the grip of a panic attack:

Panic attacks can be false alarms in many cases.

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

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

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