Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack

“Anxiety attack vs panic attack.” You say.

The definition of a “panic attack” comes straight from Webster’s dictionary:

Anxiety attack is a medical condition in which excessive anxiety and a drop in breathing occur frequently.

There are many kinds of an anxiety attack

A sense of shortness of breath is the most common symptom of a panic attack.

Anxiety is a feeling of unease or anxiousness, sometimes accompanied by tension, usually defined as a feeling of tension and discomfort or worry about an unpleasant or expected outcome.

The most common symptoms include:

Finding it difficult to fall asleep

Finding it difficult to stay awake

Delivering disrupted or unreliable information or thoughts

Particular risk factors for anxiety disorder are related to the person’s genetics, lifestyle, age, health, specific experiences, and the effects of the environment.

Common symptoms of a panic attack are:

Extreme body shivers

A racing heart

Anxiety like cough

Changes in chest pressure or lack of chest fullness

Shortness of breath

Inadequate sleep

Panic attacks can be treated as they are a psychological problem. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps calm the patient. It teaches patients to build coping skills that help to manage anxiety by building a sense of control. Self-help with skills includes rumination and journaling that can help clear the mind of anxious thoughts.