How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?

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How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?
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enlightenedMango62
February 12th, 2017 2:03am
It all depends on the person. The thing about mental health is that it's different for everyone. If two people broke their arms, you wouldn't expect them to deal with the pain the same way or even feel the same amount of pain. In mental health, we all experience our pain a little differently. On good days, I'll have one small anxiety attack that I can talk myself through. On bad days, I can have upward of 8 small ones with a panic attack at the end of the day to round everything out, but it's different for everyone. There is no normal.
Anonymous
February 15th, 2017 11:53pm
Not to often but sometimes. For me maybe once a month. But sometimes they can be more frequent if I was going through a rough time.
silverflux
February 24th, 2017 9:59am
The frequency of anxiety attacks varies widely depending on the person. For some, it may be more than once per day in severe cases, while in others it may be once or twice a week, or only one every few weeks.
Islah
March 10th, 2017 4:07am
It varies between cases of anxiety... sometimes people experience attacks only once a month, or as frequent as many times a day. I would say that for people who struggle with anxiety attacks, it is usually once a day. For me, it is once or twice a week. It really is all subjective to the person.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2017 8:11pm
Anxiety attack amounts range from person to person, each person is unique and their mental illness is different. Some people with anxiety disorders have anxiety attacks rarely, and some people are in a constant state of panic, it just depends on who you are and how severe your anxiety is.
Anonymous
April 7th, 2017 9:01am
Anxiety attacks can strike anywhere at anytime. In some cases they can be triggered by the smallest things. I feel it's a common misconception that one thing can cause an anxiety attack. It may be one thing, but it may also be a build up of several events/experiences/thoughts that can lead to the attack.
heavenlyBubbles83
April 15th, 2017 7:50pm
There is no expected frequency for panic attacks as they can happen at any point for any reason.
Anonymous
April 26th, 2017 5:41pm
Everybody is different. There is no 'average' for how often somebody can have an anxiety attack. Sometimes, they'll happen due to a trigger. Other times, they might happen out of the blue. They might just happen due to your fight or flight response, too! This question does not have a specific answer.
sweetSnow90
May 12th, 2017 3:18pm
The frequency and severity of anxiety attacks vary from person to person and whilst they are happening we can misjudge the amount of time we spend in them. Different triggers can produce different symptoms and thoughts. Recording how and when the attacks happen can build up a picture, allowing you a better chance to integrate support systems in time.
Heartbeat2703
May 14th, 2017 2:36pm
it really depends on a person and how extreme your anxiety is some may have 1 once a month others may have one a day, but if you start having them very frequently e.g. everyday or more, to go to your doctor for help.
BuildYourWings
May 20th, 2017 10:13am
It's very much a personal thing for everyone - and it can change regularly. I know I've had rolling anxiety attacks through the day, and it felt non stop, but I've also had times when they've been once a day, a week, or two a month. Unfortunately one attack often causes another because we hang on to them, but there's no standard. They can absolutely be reduced though - through self care, diet, mindfulness, acceptance, and when needed, talking therapies, or perhaps a temporary course of medication.
oncewasastruggler
June 11th, 2017 8:38am
It depends on the person who suffers with anxiety. If you have very mild anxiety, you will only get them every now and then. However, a person who struggles with severe anxiety may have panic attacks very, very often, such as atleast 3 a week.
smileitswhit
June 15th, 2017 4:12pm
It depends on the person. This is not something that everyone has the same experience. It is important for a person who has anxiety attacks to know how often attacks usually occur and what causes them.
PrincessDove13
June 30th, 2017 6:28am
This depends per person. Some people may hardly ever get anxiety attacks, some may get them daily, multiple times a day, once a week, once a month, and so on. It all just depends.
Anonymous
July 8th, 2017 6:10pm
There is no frequency in anxiety attacks some people can have them numerous amounts of times a day where as others might only have them once or twice a week
Anonymous
July 14th, 2017 4:18pm
It really depends. Each person is different. Some might have them every day, once a week, or once a month. How frequently panic attacks occur do not affect the validity of them.
Lyrathefairie
July 23rd, 2017 5:32am
On days when I have obligations, I can wake up with anxiety every morning. During weeks when I don't have any obligations, I usually only wake up with anxiety attacks when either something alarming happened recently, or if I have been drinking the night before.
Anonymous
August 6th, 2017 3:36pm
It depends... Ongoing concerns may benefit by contacting a qualified counselor. 7cups has referrals
Anonymous
August 10th, 2017 1:16am
I usually get anxiety attacks around two or three times a month. If it's a bad month is about four or five times.
SchrodingersCat00
August 25th, 2017 6:59am
The frequency of anxiety attacks can vary tremendously, depending on factors such as: What is the individual going through at this juncture in life? How is physical health? Does the individual know strategies to manage anxiety attacks? I used to have anxiety attacks every other hour! Multiple different things triggered the attacks, and I didn't have any guidance in managing them. Furthermore, I didn't know many of the health tricks that I know now, such as utilizing acupressure points, or psychology tricks such as EFT. As I learned from therapists and researched myself, my anxiety attacks became increasingly rare until they almost stopped. At this point, I only have anxiety attacks about once a month, as opposed to the 100 or so a month I used to have!
mysteriousOcean16
September 1st, 2017 9:51am
Anxiety or Panic attacks can happen at any moment. Depending on what your triggers your anxiety attack. An Anxiety or panic attack can last for a few minutes up to an hour.
Anonymous
September 2nd, 2017 8:54pm
Anxiety attacks range from person to person. It can be related to situations, people, places or even theoretical instances. They also range in intensity, frequency and length. You know your body best so if you feel that you're anxiety attacks are too frequent you can speak to a general practitioner about them.
Anonymous
September 3rd, 2017 8:06am
Frequency in anxiety attacks will vary person-to-person. You may want to consider keeping an anxiety attack journal and tracking when you have anxiety attacks (after you've calmed down or as a distraction method during the attack), what your environment was, and what was happening shortly before the attack, and the thoughts and feelings you remember having during the attack. It's possible you will see a pattern or be able to determine more effectively how often you are having anxiety attacks. Asking this questions makes me feel like you do not feel comfortable with the frequency of anxiety attacks you or someone you know is having. It's okay to reach out to a professional or a family doctor to share how often your anxiety attacks are, and if that is worthy of concern or not. You can try to limit the frequency of your anxiety attacks by learning different grounding techniques, avoiding toxic environments, increasing your awareness, and being patient and compassionate with yourself. Best of luck to you.
Streudel
September 14th, 2017 4:41am
Anxiety attacks don't have much of a specific pattern and can vary from person to person. There isn't exactly an average.
Anonymous
October 6th, 2017 6:45am
They differ person to person. In my case, I only have them every few years. In my friend's cases, some are weekly, others can be multiple per day.
Kanga
October 13th, 2017 2:41am
It all depends on the person. Peoples bodies cope with anxiety in different way, so just because your anxiety attacks are more or less frequent that doesnt mean your anxiety is better or worse. Most people tend to get attacks at very random times.
SarahTheCarer
November 9th, 2017 10:08am
Anxiety attacks affect individuals differently. Some people can experience them often, others can experience them sparsely. It also depends what triggers the anxiety and how often someone finds themself in a situation that triggers their anxiety.
ElanortheFair
November 9th, 2017 11:03am
It entirely depends on the person and what is causing the anxiety. If you feel you have anxiety too often it may be worth speaking to a medical professional as they can offer you the best support.
braveAngel72
November 9th, 2017 5:35pm
They differ for everyone in length. They can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. They can happen 1-6 times daily.
Anonymous
November 11th, 2017 11:39pm
It's different for everyone in deciding how frequently anxiety attacks happen like if a driver almost hit a pedestrian they must have frequent anxiety attacks compared to someone who isn't doing any activities that may trigger their anxiety levels.