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

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Last Updated: 06/14/2016 at 2:39am
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May 18th, 2015 5:50am
When you are having a panic attack, there is a large release of hormones, and as a coping method for it self harm is done due to the fact that when you participate in self harm your body releases a hormone known as endorphins, and it causes you to experience relief. I can relate to this due to the fact that when I have a panic attack I tend to self harm and in all honest opinion it gives a sense of euphoria, even though I am fully aware it is not healthy.
April 21st, 2015 7:56am
Because your panicking and confused. You know pokemon?? How a pokemon can hurt it's self in confusion in the games? It's the same thing. People who are panicking lash out.
June 9th, 2015 3:18pm
I know that when I have a panic attack, I feel threatened and am overwhelmed. I also feel very defensive and may lash out at people, including myself, because of feeling threatened and defensive.
June 14th, 2016 2:39am
It's just a way some people deal with letting their stress out. While there are better other ways to relieve this stress, it is a common result.
June 13th, 2016 2:34am
Sometimes panic attacks can make us think in ways that aren't rational, causing us to, well, panic. That sometimes leads to us harming ourselves or others.
March 21st, 2016 3:41pm
Because something is blocking your mind, therefore it is hard for you to focus on what you are doing.
November 18th, 2015 5:52am
There must be a psychological reason to your panic attacks, please seek help to find out what it is to deal.
September 10th, 2015 9:44pm
If you are in this situation to where you know you are causing harm to yourself or others, perhaps you should speak with a trusted person, or trained provider like a counselor or therapist to help with your feelings.