Panic Attacks FAQ - Questions & Answers

190 Questions
Last Updated: January 16th, 2018

What is the best way to overcome some or all obsessive compulsive behaviors?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

I've heard the term anxiety attack, is that a special kind of panic attack?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

Why do I wake up feeling scared about what will happen?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

How can I regain control to prevent further panic attacks?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

Am I overreacting?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

What are the main symptoms of panic attacks?

Answers: 181 | Last Answer: January 10th, 2018

Is it normal to be nervous about getting married?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

How can I control my breathing?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

What are some natural ways to help prevent panic attacks?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Is it considered a panic attack if I do not get any chest cramps or major pain?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Is there any medication I can take for panic attacks?

Answers: 34 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

Who can help me work through my panic attacks?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

Why does it feel like I'm dying whenever a panic attack hits?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

How do I tell my parents that I suffer from panic attacks?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 26th, 2017

What do strangers think when someone has a panic attack around them?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

What causes to me to have panic attacks (triggers) ?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I get over a really bad panic attack?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

If I have one panic attack, what are the chances I will have another?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why is my heart beating so fast and why am I so out of breath even though I am just sitting down and relaxing?? Why do I feel like I will explode if I don't get out?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do I get my breathing back under control again when I start to panic?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

What do you do when a panic attack comes in the middle of school?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 8th, 2017

How to handle on and off panic attacks?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: December 7th, 2017

How can I stop a panic attack from happening?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

What's the best way to overcome a panic attack quickly and discreetly?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Any advice on helping Depersonalization associated with constant Panic Attacks?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Why does my body stay in shock and take so long to settle down if I know I'm having a panic attack ?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How do you personally recognise a panic attack?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

What is a safe way to stop a panic attack? Is there any way to stop them, or do you just have to ride them out?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

What does it feel like when you have a panic attack?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

What is the best way to prevent a panic attack if you know you're going to have one?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

Trusting people causes me to have panic attacks ! Is it possible to trust people after what iv been through ?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

I'm having a panic attack every day?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: December 2nd, 2017

Hi I'm in college and I have severe anxiety and panic attacks, especially when it comes to school. I am paralyzed by fear. How do I overcome this and get my work done without panicking and shutting down?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: December 1st, 2017

How do I know if I'm having a panic attack ?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

I'm embarassed about having had a panic attack in public. How can i cope with these feelings of humiliation?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

What is the best way to calm down when having a panic attack?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

How am I going to get everything I need to get done today?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

How can I try to remember to breathe and try to remain calm?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Why is it that even when I know I am going to have a panic attack I can not prevent it from happening?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

What are some good techniques to try to stop a panic attack before it happens?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

How can I avoid the triggers that cause me to have a Panic Attack?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

How can I tell the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

Why does it seem like this happens to me and no one else?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

How can I escape a crowded environment when I feel a panic attack coming on ?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Why do I get scared about being in a relationship?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

How can I manage Panic Attacks without using medication?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Can a panic attack last longer than a few hours?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Is it normal to find it hard to breathe when you are in an elevator?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 18th, 2017

What is the best way to avoid panic attacks while still maintaining a normal life?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

How can I prevent panic attack?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

How do I know if I'm really having a panic attack or if I'm just freaking out?

Answers: 245 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

How can you deal with panic attacks without medication?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

Why can't I just shake the anxiety off?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 8th, 2017

How can I tell someone that I'm having a panic attack, if I feel that I can not breathe or calm and neither talk?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

What's the best way to catch my breath?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Are panic attacks normal? I feel like I'm going crazy.

Answers: 140 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Does everyone have panic attacks in the same way? Are panic attacks different for everyone?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

How long does a panic attack last?

Answers: 267 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

What do you do to start breathing normally again?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

How can I breathe easier while having panic attack?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

What's the best way to recover from a particularly bad panic attack?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: October 30th, 2017

If I cry, does it still count as a panic attack?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2017

What are some of the best ways to calm yourself in during a panic attack?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

Why do I get more anxious when someone tells me to calm down?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

Why do I panic for small things when others are living worst?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2017

Why don't grounding techniques always work for me?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2017

Why do I always fear the unknown to the point that it's almost debilitating?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

Why can't I assure myself that everything is okay?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

What is something that I can remember while having a panic attack that can help me calm down?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: September 18th, 2017

How can I calm down during a panic attack?

Answers: 293 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2017

No matter how hard I try I always have a panic attack if I have to go into hospital ! Is there anything I can do so I can stop it from happening ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: September 4th, 2017

What is the good way to keep your head in the studies, when you're facing panic from upcoming exams?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

How can I stop a panic attack if I don't have my medication on me?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

Why don't I get the symptoms most commonly described, like clammy hands and a tight chest? Is it my adrenal system or something?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

How can I deal with a panic attack when I am out?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

If I can't stop thinking about killing myself during a panic attack or think that I'm dying, does that mean I actually want to kill myself unconsciously or is it something else?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

Is it possible to faint from a panic attack?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2017

Why do I get Panic Attacks during very simple situations?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

What's the best way to calm your racing heart when having a panic attack?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

Is it normal to suddenly become very self aware when someone compliments your appearance?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

If I'm having a lot of panic attacks, does that mean that there is a problem?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

Is it normal to have panic attacks out of the blue without any triggers?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: July 17th, 2017

How can I bring myself down once I have started to have a Panic Attack?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

How do you deal with pulling yourself out of a panic attack when others just say "Snap out of it!" ?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

How can I control panic attacks when the breathing techniques don't work because I cant concentrate?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

How do I help others to understand what it's like to have a panic attack when they have no idea?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

How do I stop thinking about my fears?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

Does it help to identify panic triggers?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

How do I choose my safe foods?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

Am I going crazy or do I just need to give myself time?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

How can I best support others when they are struggling with a full-blown panic attack?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

How do paper bags help with panic attacks?

Answers: 103 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Why do I always worry so much?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Why do panic attacks sometimes come out of the blue for no reason?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2017

Besides focusing on my breathing, what else do people do to calm themselves down?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2017

Am I having a panic attack or a heart attack?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2017

Why do I suddenly have panic attacks in situations that aren't even triggering?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: May 23rd, 2017

Does a fourteen year old girl really need antipsychotics to control her panic attacks?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: May 23rd, 2017

How dangerous are the physical symptoms of a panic attack-when I have one I feel like I could die?

Answers: 83 | Last Answer: May 23rd, 2017

How do you deal with a panic attack when you are in public?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

Is it normal to not be able to see when you're having a panic attack?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

How do I calm down after a panic attack or flashback in class without anyone noticing?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

How is dealing with an oncoming panic attack different when you're in public, when you're around friends you trust, and when you're alone?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 9th, 2017

Why do panic attacks keep happening?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 25th, 2017

What can and should one do when having a panic attack to lessen the effects of the symptoms?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2017

Why can't I control myself and just breathe?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2017

Will these panic attacks stop me from doing the things I love my entire life?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: April 4th, 2017

Why do I feel like I am going to have a heart attack when I have a panic attack?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2017

How do you deal with a panic attack?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: March 8th, 2017

Is it normal to feel like my heart is going to burst out of my chest?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2017

Are there any disorders associated with panic attacks?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: February 14th, 2017

What has worked for you when dealing with a panic attack?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

How can others act when I am having a panic attack?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2017

How can I tell my friends and family to support me before, during, and after a panic attack?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 27th, 2016

Are there ways to cope with panic attacks without having to take medicine?

Answers: 36 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2016

Is it normal to feel like youre almost unable to breathe?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

I have panic attacks frequently when my friends and I get into bad arguments, or when my friendships end. Could this be indicative of separation anxiety?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2016

Is it normal to have a panic attack when you're feeling alone?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 29th, 2016

Is it normal to feel like the world is going to swallow you whole?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2016

How do I respond to people who tell me to "just calm down, it's not that bad" when I'm having a panic attack?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2016

Should I avoid my triggers for panic attacks?

Answers: 43 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2016

What are some ways to tackle a panic attack?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2016

How can I avoid a panic attack without suppressing my emotions?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 1st, 2016

How do I stop thinking about when and where the next panic attack is going to happen?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 1st, 2016

Is it normal for my vision to start blurring when I start to panic?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2016

What should you do if you have a panic attack alone in a public place?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2016

What are the key signs to know what you are having a panic attack rather than just feeling nervous?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: October 18th, 2016

Why does it always feel like I have Panic Attacks when so many people are watching?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

What does it mean when I panic so much?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2016

Where is the borderline between panic attack and real physical issues? How to identify that I am having just panic attacks?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2016

What is the best way to recover after a panic attack?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2016

Why do I feel like I'm there but I'm not there when I get a Panic Attack? Is that normal?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2016

How can I avoid having panic attacks without avoiding triggers?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: August 30th, 2016

How can I learn to recognize the triggers of my panic attacks?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: August 29th, 2016

Why do i wake up in the middle of the night with a panic attack?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 16th, 2016

Why do I always freak out about the little things?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 2nd, 2016

Why is it that the more attention I feed my panic attack, the worse it gets?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 2nd, 2016

Will I ever be able to go to the grocery store without a panic attack occurring?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2016

Is it normal for a panic attack to be on and off for hours?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 26th, 2016

What do I do when I have panic attacks at work?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 26th, 2016

What's the best way to stop the panic attacks from beginning?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

Why do I get Panic Attacks when I get nervous about stuff? Especially when the things I get worried about wont effect my future.

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

How to stop my brain from creating a series of situations that leads to the worst thing?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2016

How do I stop myself getting angry at people when having a panic attack?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2016

How do I calm down?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2016

What happens in the brain during a panic attack?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2016

How do I calm myself down during the panic attack to avoid feeling so helpless?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: July 12th, 2016

How come even though I'm only slightly overweight, I always wake up every morning dreading gym class?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

What can be done to limit the amount of panic attacks one has?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

How can I stop myself from having Panic Attacks in public?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

Why do I worry so much about my husband leaving me? He assures me he loves me.

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

Why do I always start mumbling when I have to read in front of the class?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

How can I stop the cycle of being so anxious about having panic attacks that I cause myself to have one?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2016

What do you do when you struggle to breathe when you're crying and things such as meditation and distractions don't work?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 20th, 2016

Why do I always cause physical harm to myself or others during a Panic Attack?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 14th, 2016

Why do I always get panic attacks when i'm on the bus going to school?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

How can I explain my panic attack to family and friends without them over reacting?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

Why can't I think straight?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: June 8th, 2016

How can I prevent panic attacks from waking me up at night?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 7th, 2016

Why doesn't facing my fears make them at all less scary; I thought doing this over time was supposed to help...?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 7th, 2016

Can you die from a panic attack?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: June 7th, 2016

How common are panic attacks?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2016

Why is this happening to ME? That's a question I always have whenever I begin to feel anxious and start to feel a panic attack forming inside of me. Why ME?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 24th, 2016

Why do I get panic attacks at random moments?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: May 9th, 2016

How can I know when it's going to start? (ex: feeling bad? )

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2016

Why can't I stop thinking in circles?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2016

How can I achieve my goals and be there for important situations such as exams without a panic attack making me miss it?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: March 29th, 2016

Why do I become so narrow-minded and clouded when I'm having an attack?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: March 21st, 2016

How often do we get panic attacks?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: February 9th, 2016

Why do people get sweaty when having a panic attack?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: February 1st, 2016

How to I tell my boss I am unhappy with the way he treats me?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 25th, 2016

Why do I always get panic attacks when I don't get my way? It makes me feel really spoiled...

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 11th, 2016

Why does my body still go into shock and the thought of laying down beside someone freak me out ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 5th, 2016

How to maintian peace in mind while having trouble breathing?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 10th, 2015

Why am I so focused on my changes in my bodily sensations all the time?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2015

Why do sudden fear comes in our mind with any automatic thought and unimportant issue?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 28th, 2015

Is it normal to feel like my chest is burning?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: September 10th, 2015

How can I get over my fear of having a panic attack on a plane?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 7th, 2015

How can I stop being so anxious about talking with new people?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: August 18th, 2015

What do I do when a parent unknowingly prolongs a Panic Attack?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2015

I suddenly felt veryyyy overwhelmed emotionally and lost my balance and started sobbing, i couldnt see anything in front of me, and it happened for no reason. what is this and why did it happen?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How can I stop fearing night noises?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

I had my first panic attack 2 days ago and now I can't stop thinking about it and panicking?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

my panic attack forces me to go to sleep for usually 6-8 hours. I know when it is coming on.Is this a panic attach?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Does anyone have some tips on dealing with dissociation?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Has anyone else had a panic attack while dreaming? What does it mean and how can I control it?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How do I stop feeling empty after exam panick attacks?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Are there ways to relieve panic attacks/anxiety without medication?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

I had my first panic attack two days ago and now I can't stop thinking about it and panicking?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

i am 16 and when a teacher ask me for an answer, why is it that i became really black?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970