Basically, Can a Panic Attack Kill You?*
Can an ordinary panic attack end with you in a casket?
Cutting-edge research is finding more and more about panic attacks, and it’s turning out to be a lot nastier than we had thought.
We’ve always known that panic attacks cause serious physical effects. They can cause chest pain and loss of breath. But could they also cause global warming?
In general, the most important thing to remember when having a panic attack is, as Douglas Adams put it, “Don’t Panic!” Careful and deliberate focus on that mantra, preferably repeated mentally as rapidly as possible – Don’t Panic! Don’t Panic! – can have marvelous effects in clearing the mind.
If that doesn’t work, the next best approach is to curl up in a corner. Sucking the thumb is optional, but has been shown in some studies to provide a comforting effect. It’s absolutely essential not to think about the common questions about anxiety, like:
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and, Do Panic Attacks Mean My Life is a Failure?
Medications must be considered. The research behind them is impeccable and they almost never have side effects. Best of all, they’re tailor made to your exact condition. Do you suffer from Depressive-Anxiety Myopic-Normality (DAMN) syndrome?
Good thing it’s been shown in studies that Medication X works for that specific condition – on all 12 DAMN sufferers who, until the day of the clinical test, had absolutely no idea idea that they had it. Or what Medication X could do for them.
Remember – you’ll probably be okay. Your nose might end a little longer, and you might flat out die. But don’t worry – panic attacks are totally controllable. Just not yet.
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