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Anxiety crisis: what to do?
Anxiety attacks, or “panic attacks” would affect about 4 to 5% of the French population. There is no parity in this area: in two out of three cases the victims are women. Where does this trouble come from? How to escape? Overview to avoid giving in to your anxieties..
Anxiety crisis: what is it?
Seizures of anxiety or panic disorder have in common to be characterized by repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by extremely varied physical symptoms.
The symptoms of the anxiety attack are multiple.
Pain or sensation of chest or abdominal discomfort;
Nausea and vomiting
Sensations of vertigo;
Feeling of choking or strangulation
Sense of irrational fear.
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Causes of the anxiety attack
Most often, these psychic disorders occur on a background of anxiety or depression more or less permanent, in individuals particularly vulnerable to surrounding circumstances and stress.
To find out more about the causes of the anxiety attack, read our article “Anxiety crisis, what does it hide?”.
A difficult diagnosis …
The physical symptoms can be in some cases spectacular and look like those that occur during a heart attack for example. One in two patients with panic disorder will end up in a hospital emergency department and undergo many complementary examinations. But the diagnosis of panic disorder is almost never mentioned by doctors specializing in medical emergencies. Finding a cause for these symptoms can sometimes take several years, adding even more to the anxiety and depression of the patient.
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A real vicious circle
This delay in diagnosis, and therefore in treatment, usually leads to a transition to chronicity, that is, to the more and more frequent repetition of episodes. Panic disorder is an acute manifestation of anxiety that generates its own anxiety. The dysfunction of the thought will then be reinforced, which will further develop the problem. Each unresolved episode thus feeds into a real vicious circle that plunges the patient into understandable desperation. To this is gradually added a certain number of phobias.
Indeed, if the panic attack occurs in a particular situation, the subject “learns” to avoid this situation and comes to dread everything that may resemble near or far. If, on the contrary, the attacks occur in various situations, the phobias will gradually spread to an ever greater number of circumstances or places, gradually enclosing the patient in a real “mental prison”. 20% of panic patients try to kill themselves.