Attack, Panic Attack
There’s no question that an anxiety
attack (a panic attack is the same thing) can be a frightening
Many people describe an anxiety attack as
the worst physical and emotional experience they’ve had.
Some of the symptoms associated with an anxiety attack include,
intense feelings of fear, doom, foreboding, and gloom; a sudden
urgency to escape, run away, or get out; the fear that you
may lose control of your thoughts and actions; dizziness; nausea
and vomiting; a feeling like you might pass out; trembling
or shakiness; weakness; difficulty breathing; pounding or racing
heart; hot or cold flashes; chest pain; hands and feet may
feel numb; you may be lightheaded or woozy; irrational thoughts,
and a number of other physical, psychological, and emotional
The peak of an attack can range anywhere between a few moments
to 30 or more minutes. The symptoms and after effects of an anxiety
attack can last much longer.
While everyone experiences brief episodes of intense anxiety
that are caused by stressful or fearful events and circumstances,
anxiety attack disorder (panic disorder) occurs when these attacks
become frequent, persistent, seem uncontrollable, begin interfering
with or restricting a normal lifestyle, or when the individual
becomes afraid of them.
Anxiety attacks (panic attacks)
affect 13% of the world’s
adult population (ages 18 to 54). Anxiety attack disorder often
begins in early adolescence or adulthood, but it’s also
not uncommon for it to start earlier. It is reportedly more likely
to develop in women than in men, but these statistics may be
misleading because men are more reluctant to report them or seek
Fortunately, anxiety attack disorder (panic
disorder) is fully reversible. If diagnosed early, anxiety
attack disorder can be successfully resolved relatively quickly.
If undiagnosed or left untreated, it can become more complex
and complicated, and therefore, may take longer to resolve.
With the advancements in today’s
cognitive treatments, however, the success rate is very high.
In fact, anyone can fully recover from anxiety attack disorder
with the right information, help, and support
When I (Jim Folk) was suffering with severe anxiety disorder
including intense panic attacks, many people told me that I might
have to live with it (and be on medication) for the rest of my
life. I'm glad I didn't follow their advice.
If you are experiencing anxiety attacks, you can regain control
of your health...naturally and permanently. You can live a normal
life again...and medication free!
Don't suffer needlessly--because you don't have to.
The information in the Members area of this web site is based
over 31 years of personal experience, and the latest research
and thinking on anxiety attack disorder. If you'd like to get
better, discover what you can do today to regain your normal
health. It is achievable.
Anxiety attack disorder often co-exists with other disorders
such as depression and GAD.
For more information about anxiety