All of a sudden, your chest begins to tighten, breathing is difficult, sweat runs down your neck, the room spins, and you feel like you have been hit by a ton of bricks. When you feels symptoms of this nature it can be extremely frightening and concerning that you may be experiencing a heart attack or a stroke. Yet, it is a very common experience for someone who suffers from panic attacks.
Whether you have experienced anxiety your whole life or you are experiencing it for the first time, panic attacks are surprising, uncomfortable, and difficult to manage on your own. Over time, panic attacks tend to take on a life of their own, often leaving individuals feeling trapped, isolated, and frustrated with their fears.
At Biltmore Psychology & Counseling, our Psychologists help people learn how to manage their anxiety and panic attacks, identify the source of their distress, and overcome these extremely uncomfortable experiences.