Panic attack is a form of anxiety disorder. People often experience an intense period of fear and extreme nervousness. While not everyone will experience a panic attack in their lives, it does affect about 2.4 million U.S. adults.
The symptoms of depression often include.
Fear of loss of control or death
Sense of impending doom or danger
Trembling or shaking
Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
The causes of panic attack vary among biological to environmental factors such as genetic features, major stress, and changes in brain function.
Support groups are safe spaces structured to allow participants to share personal experiences, feelings, coping strategies and information about symptoms and treatments. The discussions often are facilitated by an experienced leader or a medical professional.
Feeling helpless and lacking control is common during a panic attack. However, gaining knowledge of how to face a future panic attack is valuable. Support groups can allow us to make connections, providing tangible benefits to people experiencing mental health issues.
Benefits of participating in support groups can include:
Reducing feelings of loneliness, isolation and stigma resulted from panic attacks
Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
Learning about health, economic or social resources
Benefits of online support groups can include:
Faster time to get help, skipping appointment wait time
More frequent or flexible participation
A cost effective way to see a licensed mental health professional
A degree of privacy or anonymity comparing to local community support groups
Opportunities for people in areas with no face-to-face support groups
You are not alone. Herd is ready to support you.