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How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?

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How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?
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April 5th, 2018 4:20pm
Panic attack signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms of a panic attack develop abruptly and usually reach their peak within 10 minutes. They rarely last more than an hour, with most ending within 20 to 30 minutes. Panic attacks can happen anywhere and at any time.
April 7th, 2018 5:18pm
Anxiety or Panic attacks vary from person to person because there are so many issues that cause them and there are different severities. Anxiety or panic attacks are usually caused by a thought or event in the future that we are stressed and worried about. Taking proper care of yourself by sleeping enough and having healthy coping strategies is always something you can consider when dealing with issues of this nature.
April 11th, 2018 8:57pm
It certainly depends on the persons level of anxiety. Some people may experience anxiety attacks several times a day. Others may only experience them once a week... If you are concerned talk to a doctor to best help you to combat anxiety attacks.
April 13th, 2018 12:05am
Depending on my situation and sleep, they can be all day, or just a couple times a day. But non the less everyday.
April 15th, 2018 1:12pm
The frequency depends on each individual person. There is no one frequency for everyone. Panic attacks occur in different ways and timesfor everyone. They are even experienced in different ways for each individual person. To some, they feel like rapid thoughts. To others, they feel like you can’t breathe and are actively dying. That’s the thing about panic attacks- they are never exactly the same for two people.
April 15th, 2018 4:27pm
It really depends on you as a person, I know some people who have them every day and others who only have two or three in a month. Some anxiety attacks are provoked by certain situations and others are from nothing at all.
April 18th, 2018 11:21am
It is absolutely dependent on the person. Some people can have them more than once a day to others only having 1 in their lifetime.
April 20th, 2018 11:10am
The frequency of anxiety attacks depend on the person and there sitaution and what triggers them .
April 21st, 2018 12:04pm
There is no 'usually', it varies for every different person and their condition. Some might have an attack twice a day while others might have two a year. Everybody is different.
April 21st, 2018 10:10pm
A persons peak anxiety is usually triggered when the mind believes that something is happening that makes us believe we are in danger
April 24th, 2018 8:16pm
It is honestly on a person to person basis, different things can trigger anxiety attacks so it really boils down to the situation.
April 26th, 2018 3:33pm
Everyone is different and there is no answer to how many times someone may have a panic attack. The best thing to do is to try to learn your triggers and keep track of what is happening in your life. Learn some coping skills and don't be afraid to reach out for professional help! You are not alone in this!
April 26th, 2018 7:07pm
Anxiety attacks frequency depend on person to person and from situation to situation. When we find ourselves experiencing lots of anxiety attacks this is when we know we need to gain control again. Anxiety attack form because of a vicious anxiety cycle that hasn’t been broken yet. It can be difficult to break it but important to allow yourself to gain control. Instead of worrying about having another anxiety attack we can say to ourselves “ it is okay to feel anxious I am in control I can overcome this “ more often this can actually make us feel less anxious and break the anxious cycle because of the positive affirmation.
May 3rd, 2018 3:39am
It all depends on the person and how they handle things. every one is different so the amount of anxiety attacks depend on them.
May 5th, 2018 9:16pm
Anxiety attacks are different for every person and so is the frequency. There is no ''normal'' amount nor normal time. An anxiety attack can last 5 seconds to 5 hours, and happen more than once a day
May 9th, 2018 9:17am
It definitely depends on the person. Some people have anxiety attacks a couple times a day, others can have them once a year. It's a huge spectrum.
May 11th, 2018 8:18pm
They depend greatly on different people. Some people have them multiple times a day, some people only a few times a month. some people even have them only few times a year.
May 31st, 2018 11:46am
It can be very frequent or may not be. It usually depends on the situation. I have seen instances when people get anxiety attacks 3-4 times to instances where people don't get it even once in the entire month.
June 7th, 2018 12:23am
It depends on the person. Some people get them everyday some get them once a year. Usually it depends on what gives them anxiety for example if someone gets panick attacks all the time maybe it is because the color orange makes them terrified and if they see that color a lot they get a lot of panick attacks.
June 13th, 2018 1:35pm
Anxiety attacks happens to people all the time. You are not alone in this. Some people get more of it, others are less. However, it is important to understand what is happening when your anxiety pops up. It is how we view it and how we handle them as well. Sometimes, all we have to do is just take a few deep breathes to just calm our minds down.
June 21st, 2018 2:54am
That depends on the person. Sometimes people get them once every hour, others get them once in 5 years. It's depends in the person.
June 27th, 2018 10:18am
The frequency of anxiety attacks always depend on the person. A human's mind differs from every other, which is contributed by genetics, environment (such as home and school) and hormones.
June 29th, 2018 10:34pm
It depends on the person really. Sometimes its all dependent on the situation and environment. Stressful situations will often trigger panic attacks. Hope this helps.
July 1st, 2018 5:19am
It deppends on both the person and the stimuli your surroundings give you, so there is no exact measure
July 6th, 2018 6:10am
As somebody who has them, I can tell you with great certainty that there is no frequency. They will come without warning or reason when they wish. You could have them multiple times a day than be free for months on end. They key is not to worry about their frequency but coping with them when they fear their ugly head.
July 6th, 2018 5:23pm
Anxiety attacks can vary from person to person. Some people may have anxiety attacks more frequently than others depending on what triggers them in the first place.
July 8th, 2018 6:36pm
It can vary greatly upon the person. For me, I get them ranging from once a week to several times a day. As well as the cause, intensity, duration, and result. For me, panic and anxiety attacks caused by a flashback are usually 5-40 minutes. For panic and anxiety attacks caused by a situation, anxiety, panic, or just stress, they last about 3-30 minutes. But also, they in increase with more stimulation (maybe an ambulance going by with it's flashing lights on, a fight near by, someone appearing threatening to me, etc.) But they can also decrease as I use my skills. Coping skills and DBT. I aim much to use positive ones like listening to music, drawing, poetry, talking to others, looking up memes, writing; walking, going for a jog, biking, going to the lake.
July 11th, 2018 7:52am
Depends on the person. If you've gone through a traumatic experience, it can easily be multiple a day. Otherwise, your stress levels can create monthly to weekly to daily anxiety attacks.
July 15th, 2018 9:08am
The signs and symptoms of a panic attack develop abruptly and usually reach their peak within 10 minutes. They rarely last more than an hour, with most ending within 20 to 30 minutes. Panic attacks can happen anywhere and at any time.
July 25th, 2018 12:55am
Anxiety attacks occur at different frequencies depending on the person. Finding a way to relax that really works for you is a way to reduce the occurrences.