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Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them

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Child Mind Institute explains that "a panic attack  is an explosion of fear with scary physical symptoms — a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, shaking, dizziness — that lead many people to think that they're having a heart attack. The physical symptoms themselves are actually harmless, but the terror is so acute that people who've had them start avoiding situations and places where they think another attack might occur."

Below are resources from the Child Mind Institute about panic attacks (which often start in adolescence), how they start, how avoidance an escalate and how to treat them.


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