Learn the Difference Between Panic Attack and Anxiety Disorder

Panic Attack and Anxiety DisorderThe people often get confused between panic attack and anxiety attack. They both are not similar but do not have extra difference.

What is panic attack?

Panic attack is when you feel sudden uneasiness. It happens in the when a person feels a choking feeling due to nervousness or fear. It is said to be a feeling or a reaction which happens “out of the blue”, reaches its pick in just matter of minutes and subsides eventually. After few minutes, one even forgets that it happened. It could happen to anybody because of stress, tension or worries. However, some attacks may last longer or may occur in succession, making it difficult to determine when one attack ends and another begins.

Below mentioned are the symptoms of panic attack:

  • Accelerated Heart Rate

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Difficulty Breathing,

  • Chest Pain or Discomfort

  • Abdominal Distress

  • Feeling Dizzy, Unsteady, Lightheaded, or Faint

  • Fear of Losing Control or Going Crazy

  • Fear of Dying

  • Numbness or Tingling Sensations

For example: If you are passing through a dark alley, you hear footsteps of someone, and your heart rate accelerates, that is when you know it is a panic attack. You feel nervous and pain in chest.

What is anxiety attack?

Anxiety attack is something that lasts longer than panic attack. A person has disorder of anxiety but cannot have disorder of panic. Anxiety is when a person does not feel anything “out of blue” it is when you know that you are going to feel in a certain kind of way when you know that situation is getting worse. It could be in the form of allergies, nightmares, past bad experiences, failures, etc.

Below mentioned are the symptoms of anxiety:

  • Muscle Tension

  • Disturbed Sleep

  • Difficulty Concentrating

  • Fatigue

  • Restlessness

  • Irritability

  • Increased Startle Response

  • Increased Heart Rate

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Dizziness

For example: When you are passing through an alley, even if no one is there you constantly become restless that someone is going to attack you even if no one is there can be said as anxiety disorder.

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