Anxiety: Have You Ever Had a Panic Attack?

Anxiety

A panic attack is: A period of intense fear or discomfort, in which 4 (or more) of the following symptoms have developed abruptly and reached a peak within 10 minutes:

Heart palpitations or accelerated heart rate (racing heart)
• Sweating
• Trembling or shaking
• Shortness of breath
• Feelings of choking
• Chest pain or discomfort
• Nausea or abdominal pain
• Feeling dizzy or faint
• Feelings of unreality of being detached from oneself
• Fear of losing control or going crazy
• Fear of dying
• Numbness or tingling sensations
• Chills or hot flashes.

Do these symptoms cause you significant distress and interfere with your normal functioning? There are many helpful interventions that can eliminate or significantly reduce these symptoms of anxiety. Please call Cascade Center's EAP for an appointment: 1–800–433–2320.