Panic disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to a stressful event. During an attack, the fear response is out of proportion for the situation, and, over time, simply the fear of having another panic attack can affect daily functioning and quality of life. When you feel anxiety or panic building up, try to combat it by slowing down your breath, which will in turn lower your heart rate. Remember that no matter how awful panic attacks feel, they won’t kill you. Taking control of the attack, letting it happen and then pass, can help break the fear cycle and hopefully reduce the frequency.
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