From Maesk Group Counseling in Fort Lauderdale - Panic Attack Symptoms

Here is some information on panic attacks, adapted from an article written by Johnna Medina, M.A.:

A panic attack is a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort emerging from either a calm or anxious state, in which four (or more) of the following symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within minutes:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying
  • Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
  • Chills or heat sensations

Panic attacks often occur in people who are diagnosed with Panic Disorder.  If you think you may suffer from panic attacks, contact Maesk Group Counseling at 954-353-4680 to schedule your initial assessment.  There is no need to suffer any longer....this can be treated!