How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?

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How frequent are anxiety attacks usually?
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Allears247
July 25th, 2018 10:29am
It varies from person to person. Some have them on a daily basis multiple times a day and some rarely experience it.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2018 12:28pm
Depends on the individual. For some, they are very frequent, others more occasional. Sometimes, someone might not even be aware that what they are experiencing is a form of anxiety attack until later. There is no one size fits all category.
Anonymous
July 25th, 2018 4:41pm
It depends on how stressed you are. If you are pushing yourself to the limit or overthinking something, it's possible you can feel more frequently than others.
Anonymous
July 28th, 2018 1:59am
The amount of anxiety attacks a person has day to day can be different for everyone. It really depends on the person, how bad their anxiety is, and how large the thing causing them anxiety is.
ElaineSaysHello
August 3rd, 2018 6:25am
It really depends on the person and the context, but sometimes they can happen spontaneously without a specific trigger to make these attacks happen.
MeganForbes
August 8th, 2018 6:35pm
Panic attacks can happen anywhere at anytime. However, Most attacks take within 10 mins to reach its maximum. But they don last more than an hour, majority only last 20-30 mins.
Tyedyedbutterfly65
August 8th, 2018 11:16pm
It depends on the person and if they have triggers they can happen several times a day or some days none at all.
courageousSun35
August 12th, 2018 2:07am
Depends on who you are and how well you’ve learned to cope with them. Some people it could be several times a week or even year, others could be several times a day it really just depends on the person and situation.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2018 10:10pm
It’s different for everyone, some people experience anxiety attack’s everyday whereas others get them rarely
jessicajessica
August 15th, 2018 11:22pm
There is no "usual" with anxiety attacks. Everyone is different in the frequency, duration, and triggers of an anxiety attack. Your doctor or therapist will probably ask you how often they happen. You should track the frequency on your own- either by writing it down or using an app. As you are tracking, it's helpful to note where you were and what was going on. If you can observe a pattern of triggers, you can work to manage your anxiety when you expect to be in a situation where you might experience an anxiety attack.
tessab719
August 18th, 2018 8:01pm
Everyone is different some have attacks daily, while others only have an anxiety attack occurrence every once in a blue moon. It all just depends how serious your anxiety is, and what causes or triggers the attack. If you have a lot of anxiety attacks you should talk to a therapist. They can help you manage and learn to stop and or prevent these anxiety attacks from happening. It just all depends on how serious your anxiety is. If you need to talk to someone about anxiety feel free to talk to me or any other listener. We would all love to help!
specialShell35
September 8th, 2018 8:57pm
anxiety attacks, for people that have them, very frequent, like every day, or every week, and they arenʻt easy to deal with at all. And there is hope, in learning to deal with them, it getʻs better, and less frequent or scary for the person, having them. A lot of times, people with these attacks, usually not always have some previous trauma, that caused their brain to react to something simple in a hard way, for their body to handle. So just if you have a loved one with this, ask them to breathe deep breaths, and do relaxation techniques to help a little.
Anonymous
September 22nd, 2018 8:48am
It depends on each and every person. One person could have an anxiety attack every day and some people could have an anxiety attack once a week or even once a month. Like I said, it totally depends on each and every person in this world. There are over 7 billion people on this planet and no two are the same so why would their anxiety attacks be the same? Remember to stay strong, keep your head up, smile, connect with a listener 1-2-1 if you need to and use self care if you need to. You absolutely deserve it.
Anonymous
November 7th, 2018 2:32am
My wife has an anxiety disorder with panic attacks, it happens once a week on average but that's just an average. Sometimes it doesn't happen that week, sometimes it happens twice a week. The important part is knowing that you are in control and it won't last forever. Please focus on those 2 things. Apparently I have to add more words to this answer so I want you to know that you aren't alone in this, there are so many people out there who deal with what you are dealing with. It sucks, but in the end, it will make you a stronger person.
empathicRiver85
November 7th, 2018 7:35pm
Every person is different. They can last from as little as a few minutes to a few hours. They can also happen multiple times a day or within a week for some, and others may only have one every so often. Keeping a journal or record of when you have anxiety attacks helps to keep track of them. Note if you see that there is a change in frequency. Also, using the journal to measure intensity and record symptoms aids in understanding your personal attacks. You will be able to look back at your experiences and won't have to worry about remembering all of them.
Anonymous
November 13th, 2018 5:24am
Usually I have panic attacks anywhere from 0 to 5 times per week. It just depends on what is going on and whether or not I'm in a funk. (Depressed) But this is just me. I am positive that it is different for everyone. Everyone has different triggers, sensitivities, fears, and anxieties that they have to deal with. Often I've found that the things happening in my life aren't the most outstanding reasons as to why I'm having a panic attack, but my attitude and mood. If I'm in a bad mood, the smallest things might cause my anxiety to rise and I'll have a panic attack.
Joye74
November 25th, 2018 2:43pm
I have experienced once every day, every week, month and months and never. Also, some were short lived vs others. It depends on the underlying reasonings and recovery or remedy we do. I used to call friends and talk to them hours. I used to have 15-20 friends lists in different continents so that I could talk to them. Later I noticed that talking was just temprory solution and started doing yoga, music, and CBT which helped significantly. Also, it helped design my life to live happily alone. World is a great place to have fun and enjoy life if loneliness anxiety is gone.
Anonymous
January 6th, 2019 1:02am
Anxiety attack’s can vary in frequency. If you’re currently going through tonight turns or are under a lot of stress, you are more likely to have an anxiety attack. However anxiety attack’s can happens at any time. Anxiety attacks may occur during a presentation, during a test, during a funeral or wedding, basically during any event that can cause you grief or stress and anxiety. I know that my anxiety attacks mainly occurs during or after exams (especially when I feel I haven’t done as well as I had hoped). Just know that there are always people that are there for you and you should never ever feel ashamed about having an attack.
Anonymous
January 19th, 2019 9:48pm
It really depends on the person. For someone with an anxiety/social anxiety disorder, anxiety attacks can happen as frequently as daily or weekly. For others, it’s situational, it may happen 3 times a week then not have another anxiety attack for a month. Anxiety attacks can be a nuisance but the good news is, they can be treated with medication, therapy, and mindfulness excersizes. An estimated 2-3 percent of Americans have a panic disorder at some point in their lives so you’re not alone! Everyone here at 7 cups is here to support you through your journey and if you ever need to talk about it, we’re here.
whimsicalBeauty81
January 23rd, 2019 10:38pm
There is no standard answer to this, it depends on the person and how strongly that are currently suffering with anxiety. The good think is that there are ways to reduce your anxiety regardless of the stage at which you are. If you need help and support with coping techniques for dealing with anxiety 7 cups is full of helpful listeners who will have experienced anxiety themselves and can offer you the benefit of there experiences. There are also many resources availible on the site and via the site that are invaluable for this. Some of the mindfulness exercises are fantastic.
Fyn
February 1st, 2019 6:27am
There isnt really a usual amount as each individual person can be more or less sensitive to anxiety and even just in one person they can go through different periods of their life getting more anxiety than usual. The point to remember is anxiety exists in us because our ancestors used it to stay alive from all the dangers normally found in the wild. Today we are not living in the wild but instead safe indoors in a society with rules and laws to protect us. Times have changed so much that our bodies and minds cant keep up and evolve fast enough causing a lot of the anxiety issues we have today, anxiety is a problem because we dont need it as much as our ancestors did but we cant just suddenly evolve it out of our species. The truth is that even when anxiety is a issue to deal with when you just want to live a normal relaxing life, its still a part that is just trying to keep us safe. Its uncomfortable and annoying but its not there to hurt us, so no amount of anxiety is too much. Just focus on learning and educating yourself about anxiety, how it works and how various people have managed to stop it being a issue for them. While there is many great people to help you and vast amounts of information about getting better your a individual and have to find the exact route for you to get better.
RemitheRaven
February 15th, 2019 4:46pm
Anxiety attacks can happen at any time and at any frequency. For some, they may happen every other month or so. Others can have them near constantly. All people with anxiety are different, just as all people are different. Just remember that you aren't alone. Take deep breaths. Focus on your senses. Come talk to someone here, if you need. Anxiety attacks can be crippling, especially for those that suffer from them often. They're terrifying and painful and seemingly pointless. They suck, and they can happen to anyone. If anyone needs to talk to someone, my inbox is open! (I'm becoming active again)
MidnightRaven999
March 21st, 2019 4:18pm
It honestly depends a lot on who you are as a person, some people can go weeks without having one, while others have one on a daily basis, sometimes having them multiple times a day. So in the end there's not really any "standard" or "normal" amount of anxiety attacks, it just depends on the "normal" amount for you. I would say, for the average person who experiences anxiety attacks, 3-5 a week would probably be a good "normal" to stick a number to; that's also based on my own experience when my anxiety was at its peak for a few months, nowadays I have hardly any anxiety attacks at all, so it also depends on timing as well, sometimes if a certain event or trigger happens, that can make more anxiety attacks happen as well.
Littlehelper77
March 22nd, 2019 9:03pm
Panic Attacks are different for each and every individual that deals with the disorder. They vary in symptoms, frequency, and triggers. They typically occur at least once or twice a week for individuals who are dealing heavily with the disorder. When the disorder is well handled, or less severe, it may occur once monthly or even less. Hopefully you do not have to endure panic attacks more than once or twice weekly, as they can be pretty severe and tiring. They take much energy out of you, and can make a huge impact on your daily life if your disorder is severe. I hope this helps.
compassionateHeart82
March 23rd, 2019 5:02am
The frequency of anxiety attacks differs for each individual as each case is unique. Anxiety attacks can occur from a triggered stimulus or they can occur from no apparent reason. I suggest that if you are having anxiety attacks to reach out to a doctor or psychologist that may be able to help you with reducing the amount and the effects it may have on you physically and mentally. In order to receive support, the frequency of anxiety attacks does not need to be regular, they could me once a week or once a month. No matter how frequent or how severe these are, reaching out to someone is an important step to allow you to find ways to help you cope a bit better.
Anonymous
April 27th, 2019 3:36am
The frequency of an anxiety attack depends on the person and situations they encounter on a day to day basis. Depending on the type of anxiety and how many triggers the person encounters in any given day, the number of anxiety attacks could vary on a day to day basis. If you encounter many of your triggers in one day then you may have a large number of anxiety attacks. If you have a day where you encounter a small number of your triggers, then it could be the case that you have a smaller number of anxiety attacks.
BearsBeetsBooks
May 4th, 2019 5:57pm
There is no specified frequency for anxiety attacks. Anxiety disorders exist on a spectrum, meaning that there are mild, moderate, and severe cases. A very severe case of an anxiety disorder could see anxiety attacks daily. On the more moderate side of the scale, a person could experience anxiety attacks very infrequently, maybe once or twice a year or even less. It is also common for anxiety attacks to be triggered and come and go in cycles. That means that you may find yourself triggered and have anxiety attacks frequently for weeks, but also experience periods where you have few or no anxiety attacks for some time.
ArabellaHazeldine
June 27th, 2019 2:49am
I haven’t had many anxiety attacks but the only ones I have had are when I was worried about what my parents or partner might think about my job. I have always felt better when I told the truth and came clean to them. I know this might not be a possibility to some people. But trust me, it wasn’t the best for me either. It depends what you want for yourself. I am very happy with my career choice and the happiest I have ever been, my friends support me also. If you experience anxiety attacks please just keep in a comfortable place and keep yourself safe.
CareBear012303
July 12th, 2019 9:18pm
It really depends on the person and their triggers. I've seen it anywhere from 5-6 times per month depending on the person. For me, my attacks happen every once in a while. It really depends on a) what your triggers are and b) what is going on in your life to cause the attacks. If you can pinpoint the triggers, it's easier to stop or slow down the attacks because you know how to remove yourself from the situation. Yes it's hard finding out what your triggers are, but once you have a hold on them, it gets way better.