What Causes A Panic Attack & Dealing with Anxiety attacks?

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One of the most baffling and maddening questions to either ask or be asked when it comes to panic and anxiety disorder is the question of “Why?” What causes a panic attack? Where does it come from? How come you have it? How to deal with a panic attack?

It’s hard for those who deal with anxiety attacks and it’s hard for those who go through them and it’s hard for those who lived with someone in their life who’s going through it.

It’s difficult and it is especially maddening when you realize that what people believe is the cause really turns out to be symptoms of something and not the cause.

I will give you an example what causes a panic attack. Many people will have a panic attack that they will say their first panic attack came from out of the blue. I don’t know where, just they may be in the grocery store or they may have been in a shopping center or on a plane or a train or maybe they were stuck in traffic or alone or maybe there’s a storm that was coming and they just started feeling nervous and the next thing you know, they’re hyperventilating and they don’t know why.

A lot of times people will be in those situations and they will say, “Aha! That’s what caused my panic attack” Truth is that my friend is the opposite of what I believe you need to do when you’re trying to find out what caused it.Β 

What cause a anxiety attack?Β 
The real thing to do is now to backtrack and find out what was the sequence of events that kind of led you to where you were. I don’t suggest this is easy and there are a lot of causal relationships that you might not recognize.

But there are some big red flag events or lifestyle choices that you can make which can cause a anxiety attack:

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6 comments on “What Causes A Panic Attack & Dealing with Anxiety attacks?

  1. as some one who has anxiety I know how hard and frustrating it is when you cant find the answer to those question.

    Taelynn Davis

    On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Be Like Water wrote:

    > belikewaterproduction posted: ” One of the most baffling and maddening > questions to either ask or be asked when it comes to panic and anxiety > disorder is the question of “Why?” What causes a panic attack? Where does > it come from? How come you have it? How to deal with a panic attack” >

  2. It took me twenty years of battling panic attacks to realize what spurred them on … and I figured out it was actually hypochondria. Now I know when I start worrying about a fake ailment, I have to indulge the worry otherwise I suppress it and you know what will come after … yep! The panic.

  3. Lydia H says:

    My first panic attack happened a few weeks after my brain injury.
    I’ve dealt with anxiety that won’t quit and panic attacks since.

  4. Sociology Femme says:

    I think the astounding number of people that have been abused as children and/or sexually assaulted leaves people struggling as adults to cope. Obviously, this is not the case for every situation but a different perspective. When something just “isn’t right” in life and you can’t quite put your finger on it, it can be linked to deep suppressed emotions which can lead to fear/anxiety or panic attacks. Great post!

  5. The Ordinary Compass says:

    I enjoyed what you wrote.One with P.T.S.D you just learn to cope with it the best you can. Anxiety attacks are just apart of a deeper rooted traumatic event/events and you learn to handle it the best you can and move forward. Some days are more intense and difficult, but nonetheless you move on. Good post.

  6. A topic very close to my hear thank you

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