How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?

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How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?
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JAnnSummer02
November 15th, 2017 3:47pm
The signs and symptoms of a panic attack develop abruptly and usually reach their peak within 10 minutes. Most panic attacks end within 20 to 30 minutes, and they rarely last more than an hour. Panic attacks often strike when you're away from home, but they can happen anywhere and at any time.
StormL22
November 15th, 2017 4:35pm
It all really depends on what the situation involves, and also what type of anxiety it is stemming off.
Anonymous
November 15th, 2017 9:26pm
Anxiety attacks can happen at anytime and place. The best thing to do is practice breathing exercises in my opinion.
CrimsonMoon46
November 19th, 2017 5:54am
That depends on the person and the stressors in their life and how they respond to them. When I was younger I would have them multiple times a day, then as I learned how to cope through meditation and mindfulness and grounding exercises it lessened. Now I have them maybe once a month or every few months. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helped me a lot as well.
Missingperiodsandcommas
November 19th, 2017 7:43am
With anxiety there’s no one size fits all handbook, many people experience it differently depending on their own personal triggers. Anxiety can even have dormant periods. The frequency of anxiety attacks depends largely on the emotional state of the individual. The more grounded and serene you are the less and less these attacks will occur.
Anonymous
November 19th, 2017 2:01pm
Depends on what triggers you and how you decide to handle them. Some days are hell to get through,other days are pleasant enough to enjoy it's absence.
Muntasir
November 19th, 2017 4:40pm
It really depends on the person. I know many people, who haven't experienced even mild anxiety attacks, even in life. It's really hard for them to relate to what these attacks feel like. On the contrary, I also know people who experience anxiety attacks multiple times a day. I have seen how it effects them. I have seen how they suffer. This is VERY REAL.
ObjectiveRationale
November 20th, 2017 8:45am
Anxiety attacks can occur at any time of the day, many times a day. They are completely unpredictable and can be very scary. They can also take many different forms and are different for everybody.
Anonymous
December 3rd, 2017 4:46am
There is no minimum or maximum to anxiety attacks, really it depends on the person. Being treated personally for anxiety, I only have panic attacks every so often, maybe once every couple months during a stressful time. Some may have them every day, which I used to. Treatment for anxiety attacks is readily available and very helpful!
CLUBTRBL
December 7th, 2017 1:43am
It really depends from person to person, especially if there are specific triggers that might be constantly present/hard to avoid.
Anonymous
December 8th, 2017 5:25pm
anxiety attacks can happen daily depending on the situation. 3 - 4 times a day maybe sometimes more.
Anonymous
December 23rd, 2017 4:39am
In my experience, I think it is completely dependent on the person and the situation. There were times in my life where I had more than one a day or a couple a week, and there were times where I didn't have one for a couple months. So I think it just depends on what is going on in your life, or medicine, etc.
Weareenough
December 23rd, 2017 8:02am
That very much depends on the person, and their anxiety. For some people, anxiety comes and goes every now and then, disappears for years on end. For other people, anxiety can strike multiple times a day. Know that you can get help through therapists both at 7 Cups or face to face as there are a range of evidence-based treatments for anxiety attacks that can help!
awesomeRose64
December 23rd, 2017 3:43pm
From my experience, depending on the circumstances they can range from hardly ever happening, to being set off quite easily and lasting days to weeks from even just one incident. Frequency, for me at least, tends to involve the amount and degree of certain kinds of stimuli being exposed to me (i.e. social drama with some friends can cause me great anxiety attacks, whereas if I am left to my own devices for a while, I may occasionally get a light bout of anxiety thinking about what others think of me after being apart for (relatively) long periods). It will vary from person to person, I imagine, but I think that while anxiety attacks can strike at any moment, they are usually brought on by something in the environment or a reaction to dwelling too long on our own insecurities.
YourPersonalPal
January 24th, 2018 2:42am
This answer varies depending on the person, their needs, and their health. If nothing in particular is causing it, they could happen at any moment
MollyCule
February 2nd, 2018 10:41pm
This will definitely vary from person to person. Not only do they occur more or less frequently for some people than others, but attacks can be shorter or longer in length. I’ve had experiences where my entire work day was an eight hour anxiety attack because the environment was so toxic. I know this isn’t a very specific answer, but, truly, it simply varies from person to person.
cardology
February 4th, 2018 6:10pm
The frequency of anxiety and panic attacks completely vary from person to person, mostly depending on their emotional tolerance to stress and pressure. A person's emotional tolerance may go up when they're in a happier, self-confident state, and may go down when they're in a depressed, self-loathing state.
RainLover
February 4th, 2018 6:48pm
It varies from person to person. To each person triggers can be different, so there's not one right answer to this question.
LunaHecate
February 11th, 2018 11:24am
Anxiety attacks usually occur suddenly and without warning. Sometimes there’s an obvious trigger, but in other cases, the attacks come out of the blue. The frequency varies from person to person. If your anxiety is only related to one specific trigger, then the frequency will depend on exposure to that trigger. If your anxiety attacks come out of the blue, the frequency will vary. Often we keep ourselves tense thinking and worrying about when the next anxiety attack will happen. This does have the adverse effect of making the anxiety attacks more frequent. Anxiety attacks usually peak within 10 minutes, and they rarely last more than 30 minutes. The better you learn to deal with your anxiety attacks, the less frequent they will become :)
HanaHappyBanana
February 15th, 2018 11:34pm
I don't think there is an average or usual number. Every person is different and everyday is different as well. In stressful days, the frequency of anxiety attacks can increased...and then they can disappear for a while.
SupportivePaintings
February 28th, 2018 4:09pm
Usually anxiety attacks can range from how frequent they are just based on the person. You can have several a day if you are in a stressful environment or you can last months or years without them if you can figure out a way to control it.
Anonymous
February 28th, 2018 8:56pm
It varies from person to person some people get them a few times a day other people maybe once a week or a couple times a month there isn't a limit on it.
Cutechamomile
February 28th, 2018 9:00pm
I experience them anywhere from three times in an hour to twice a week to even once a month. It really depends on where I'm at.
Sintix
March 1st, 2018 5:06pm
It varies with every person. It could be just from a trigger. It could be at certain places, times, etc. The best thing to do is identify your triggers so you can face them/ avoid them until you can face them.
endearingLion70
March 1st, 2018 6:54pm
It depends on the person, the stress triggers and the severity of the problem It differs from one person to another
WantToHelpp
March 9th, 2018 6:04am
It depends on the person, and their reasons for anxiety attacks. I have them almost once a week. But other may have them once a month. Some may have them everyday. Some may only have them when under extreme anxiety. It all depends on the person.
Anonymous
March 11th, 2018 12:47am
It depends on how well you can identify and avoid triggers. Which gets better with time. Having someone to talk to about it helps too.
SweetStrawberry23
March 18th, 2018 12:38am
the frequency of anxiety attacks is different for everyone. it can depend on your surroundings and how anxious you are.
Anonymous
March 28th, 2018 4:11pm
It depends on each person. Some people can have panic attacks every day whereas other people can have panic attacks only once every few weeks. I can't tell you about everyone, since everyone experiences things differently, but from experience, my panic attacks used to occur twice/three times a week before I went to therapy, and then less then once a week after. I had some friends who also experienced panic attacks around two times. Hope this helps.
YellowSunshine14
April 4th, 2018 4:31am
It will vary from person to person. Some people will get many, others might only experience one or two in their whole life.