Laurence Swain MBACP (Accred) UKRCP

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Laurence Swain MBACP (Accred) UKRCP

Counselling in South Woodford

How to Prevent Panic Attacks

Panic Attack

Have a look at this article in the Guardian about panic attacks.

“Panic is like a runaway train. A form of acute anxiety that quickly spirals out of control. As a psychiatrist, I try to help prevent anxiety from escalating into panic in the first place.

There is so much we can do – from getting plenty of sleep to daily breathing exercises, to keeping blood sugar stable – to decrease overall anxiety and eliminate unnecessary stress responses that might otherwise drop us into a state of panic.

But sometimes our anxiety passes the point of no return and we find ourselves in a full-blown panic attack – a sudden episode of intense fear, accompanied by physical reactions such as rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. The Guardian – May 2022

Categorised as: Anxiety