Anxiety Disorders Menu

Anxiety Disorders

Causes

Symptoms

Derealisation

Depersonalisation

Panic Attacks

Panic Disorder

Social Anxiety

Post Traumatic

Agoraphobia

Depression

Prevention

 

 

Main Menu

Home

Newsletter

Book Store

Telephone Counselling

Anxiety Disorders

Articles

Meditation

Mindfulness

Self Help

FAQs

Contact

Links

Research

From our Book Store

Special Deal One

The Best Selling book 'Power Over Panic'

Third Edition

 

Power Over Panic Best Selling Book

by Bronwyn Fox

and

 

Take Back the Power

A Double CD set featuring Meditation and Mindfulness

Taking Back the Power Double CD set

with Bronwyn Fox

 

 

Take Back the Power !
While the experience of spontaneous panic attacks can be minimised to a large degree, the development of panic disorder, and the secondary conditions can be prevented.
Anxiety Disorders - Panic Disorder continued

Our research also found many people can dissociate first and then panic as a result. Symptoms of dissociation can include :

Derealisation: a feeling that you and/or your surroundings are not real / Sometimes it appears you are looking through a white or grey mist.

Depersonalisation: a feeling that you are detached from your body

Sensitivity to light and/or sound

Dizziness

As with the other anxiety disorders, people with panic disorder also experience other symptoms which can include :

Racing heart beat
'Missed heart beats'
Palpitations
Difficulty breathing
Chest pain
Left arm pain
Jaw pain
Nausea
Shaking and trembling
Choking sensation
Perspiration
Headache
Neck pain
Churning / burning stomach

The major fears associated to the experience of spontaneous panic attacks are:

Fear of having a heart attack

Fear of dying from a panic attack

Fear of going insane

Fear of losing control

Many people who experience spontaneous panic attacks do feel as if they are dying and / or having a heart attack, or feel as if they are going insane or will lose control during the panic attack. As a result people become frightened of having another one. It is this fear that leads to the development of panic disorder.

This is turn can lead to the secondary conditions associated to panic disorder which include avoidance behaviour (agoraphobia), major depression and/or prescribed drug addiction and/or alcohol abuse.

Social Anxiety