Ask Us: What Are Panic Attacks and What Causes them?


You may have heard about panic attacks, perhaps you know someone who undergoes counseling services to manage the condition or maybe even seen this happen to a loved one; however, without experiencing this personally, it can be difficult to actually understand the condition.

As a therapist in Texas myself, I believe that being informed about the condition is key to igniting this understanding. Thus, we at True Narra Counseling, are providing you with a briefer on the condition and the factors that may contribute to developing the condition.

So, to begin, what is a panic attack?

A panic attack is a sudden wave of fear or discomfort or a sense of control even without a clear danger or trigger. Anyone can experience a panic attack, however, not all those who experience it go on to develop panic disorder.

Signs of a panic attack include:

  • Chest pain or a choking or smothering sensation.
  • Feeling like you’re going to die.
  • Intense feeling of terror.
  • Nausea, racing heart, sweating.
  • Tingling or numbness in fingers or toes.

What causes a panic attack?

There is no one strict answer to this, but experts say that you are at risk for developing the condition if you have a family history of panic attacks, a mental health issue, or a substance abuse problem.

Fortunately, there are tried-and-tested ways to manage or treat a panic attack, the most effective combination being psychotherapy in Frisco, Texas, or elsewhere, and medication.

We hope this briefer helped! For more like this, be sure to check back next time.

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