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Hi, anxiety attack issue and most of the doctors advised me to do meditation but I found that it didn't work out. I was recovering from this problem but in recent time I again start feeling the Same and found myself more exhausted and defeated. Can you please advised what can be causes of this and what can be the solution for this. It's like a mental challenge for me.

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Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. A panic attack is a brief period of intense anxiety, usually arising out of the blue, suddenly, with a sense of impending doom, dying, losing control or 'going mad' The intense anxiety typically lasts for a few minutes only, although mild anxiety may persist. It is associated with chest pain, breathlessness, sweating and sometimes brief periods of unresponsiveness (not unconsciousness). Patients are typically terrified and are rushed to the hospital. After one episode, persons may fear the occurrence of another episode, so-called anticipatory anxiety. Panic attacks may occur repeatedly or just once; they may occur in any situation or specific situations only; they may occur in situations with no objective danger, in situations with perceived danger (as in phobias) or in situations having actual danger. When they occur repeatedly in situations with no objective danger, it is termed as panic disorder. Panic disorder may or may not be associated with other phobias such as agoraphobia, wherein the person fears crowded places, travelling alone and situations from which 'escape may be difficult. So why does this happen? Well it is an example of body's alarm system gone wrong! Like a damaged fire alarm that goes off without fire or smoke, scaring people in the premises, sometimes the human body's physiological mechanisms go haywire, producing a panic attack! So is it treatable? Interestingly, as terrifying as the symptoms may seem, response to treatment is often rapid and dramatic. The disorder is rather easily controlled by medications although psychotherapy can also be used. Take care!
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Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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