During a panic attack, adrenalin is released in large amounts, triggering the body's natural fight-or-flight response.
A panic attack typically has an abrupt onset, building to maximum intensity within 10 to 15 minutes, and rarely lasts longer than 30 minutes.
Symptoms of a panic attack include
* a rapid heartbeat,
* tightness in the throat and
* shortness of breath.
* Many clients report a fear of dying or of losing control of emotions and/or behaviour.
Agoraphobia clients can experience sudden panic attacks when travelling to places where they fear they are out of control, help would be difficult to obtain, or they could be embarrassed (111).
Relaxation techniques are often useful skills for people with agoraphobia to develop, as they can be used to stop or prevent symptoms of anxiety and panic.
Stress management techniques and various kinds of meditation practices as well as visualization techniques can help people with anxiety disorders (111).
It is vital that clients remain in the situation until anxiety has become less intense because if they leave the situation the phobic response will not decrease and it may even rise (9).
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