Ah, I see you're still filling this section with the secondary school quiz night questions, I think you managed to get a sensible one in yesterday.
It's now widely accepted among medical professionals that a panic attack is a 'fight or flight' response to a perceived threat, and the reason the brain responds in this way goes back to our prehistoric past when humans in the wild needed their bodies to respond instantly to a physical threat. The mental activity during a panic attack suddenly shifts from the front of the brain (prefrontal cortex) to the mid-brain (periaqueductal grey area) which, in that instant, results in a heightened state of fear and panic. The point being, when an anxiety or panic attack strikes, a separate part of the brain becomes more active.
by Susan Ream 8 years ago
I had panic attacks years ago and wonder if this would be a good place to share your story and share answers you have found.
by Diane Minton 10 months ago
What besides breathing can a person do to help a panic attack when it is occuring?Are there foods that will help the symptoms to subside? Can a person ever truly be free of these attacks that grip so tight, its like a stranglehold. Its like the wheels of a paddleboat hitting you over...
by rebz10 6 years ago
The problem with me is, i was always a worrier but i think i have pushed my self too far, i had...a panic attack or anxiety attack, it was terrifying, i was fine after it, but then a couple days later it happened again, just out of no where, nothing to trigger it. And for the last 4 days i wake up,...
by ii3rittles 4 years ago
Why are people who suffer from anxiety & panic attacks some of the most creative people?
by schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago
Hi,I had a horrible panic attack todayI'm still trying to calm downIt's because I"m withdrawing off medicine my doctor told me toI'm at home aloneLuckily I realize it and reached outi thought it was something else bothering me but it's not reallyIt's a horrible panic attackIt got worse and I...
by Randy Simonato 7 years ago
Is it wiser to listen to your "gut" or your "brain"?
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