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 Ream8 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 Minton4 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...
by rebz105 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,...
by ii3rittles3 years ago
Why are people who suffer from anxiety & panic attacks some of the most creative people?
by Thomas Byers3 years ago
Do you think the day is coming when ISIS will attack us here in America? Is there any way to stop a ISIS attack here in America? What do you think America should do about ISIS? Should we strike them in such a way as to...
by schoolgirlforreal5 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...
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