Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear or anxiety that can have a significant impact on a person’s life. During an attack, a person may experience physical symptoms such as a rapid heart rate, sweating, and shortness of breath, which can be distressing and lead to the development of anxiety disorders. Panic can interfere with daily activities and relationships, but seeking treatment, such as therapy or medication, can help manage and reduce its impact on a person’s life.
Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including:
Panic attacks typically include some of these signs or symptoms: