What is a panic attack?

What is a panic attack

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is when you experience a sudden emotional, physical and chemical reaction, triggered by an overwhelming feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.

Panic attack symptoms can come on suddenly without warning, and often when least expected. Because of this, it means that you don’t have control over them. This can become very frightening and debilitating.

A panic attack usually lasts for a few minutes, but for some people, it can last longer.

What are the symptoms of a panic attack?