How to Stop a Panic Attack - 4 Tips

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Panic attacks are truly terrifying experiences that affect nearly 2.5 million Americans every year. Attacks can happen without rhyme or reason causing fear or extreme anxiety for 10 minutes or more. The physical symptoms of a panic attack can sometimes make people think they are having a heart attack and can include: extreme perspiration, rapid pulse rate, increased heart rate, and dizziness. Below steps can help you overcome the situation:

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Talk Yourself Off the Ledge. Remind yourself that you are in no real danger.

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Breath. Close your eyes, inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Try placing your hand on your belly while breathing.

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Control your focus. Focus on something other than fear. Try using all of your senses, what can you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell.

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Tense up one muscle group at a time for 4 to 10 seconds and then relax it. Repeat this process until your entire body is completely relaxed.

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