What Causes Panic Attacks?

by Anxiety Admin on May 5, 2012

Dealing with panic attacks is an unpleasant experience that few people look forward to. It is inevitable that most people will suffer from one of these at least a couple times throughout their life. Some people will experience panic attacks quickly. Unfortunately, others will experience the complete opposite – long almost unbearable episodes of fear and stress. Panic attacks can happen for a variety of reasons, and if they are frequent, you need to identify what triggers them as quickly as you can. It is in your best interest to discover what is triggering your panic attacks to happen so you can put a stop to them. Here are a few of the different causes that you should be looking out for.

There are a number of medical conditions that can contribute to the amount and severity of a person’s panic attacks. Many people that suffer from panic attacks may have a medical condition such as Mitral Valve Prolapse that can cause them to happen. This is a condition in which the valves of a person’s heart do not close properly. Those that have this heart condition may also have other medical issues. Always seek medical advice you think that you have this particular heart problem. The doctor will of course run several tests that will help determine if you have this condition and if you need to be treated for it.

Have you recently suffered from or been diagnosed with a major illness? We’re not talking about the common cold or a particularly bad virus. This is about a major disease. Knowledge of this illness, as well as having it, can affect our performance levels. Social pressure, the way we are expected to act and perform, plays a key role.

The added pressure can cause us to feel super stressed out and overwhelmed. When this stress is not properly addressed it can manifest in the form of panic attacks. A proven method that helps many people deal with panic attacks is to see a psychologist on a regular basis.

Being afraid, or having a phobia of certain things, is very commonplace. We don’t mean “are you a little bit afraid of heights”? Agoraphobia, or related phobias that are extremely severe, can be very hard to overcome without help. Often times, people will develop multiple forms of fear or phobias and will become increasingly anxiety prone throughout their lives.

Having multiple fears, or one major fear, can exponentiation in regard to the phenomena of phobias. The only way that you will be able to get a handle on the phobias and fears in your life is to talk to someone that can actually help you deal with them. There are numerous causes for a person to experience panic attacks. Each person who suffers from panic attacks will have different symptoms. This will sometimes make it difficult to diagnose. With the help of your doctor and counselor, you should be able to figure out what is causing your attacks. It is obvious that some of these symptoms are psychological. There will be causes that are physical. Learning to deal with the causes of panic attacks will be made easier with the help of your doctor and counselor.

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