Defining an Anxiety Panic Attack

attack is considered to be a feeling of fear

What is a Panic Attack?

An anxiety panic attack is a feeling of fear and a high degree of anxiety.

The cause can be anything from a bad morning to major trauma.

This anxiety can be related to anything and are not just limited to major stressful events or concerns.

There is always a trigger or cause that sets of the panic or anxiety and it might be anything from loud noise to a disturding memory.

When the trigger is set off frequently, in the majority of cases, we can talk about a chronic anxiety panic attack disorder.

It is important to know what triggers the panic.


An anxiety or panic attack occurs when the chemicals are triggered by a reactive stressor.

There may be no need, but the body assumes some danger that it has to react to - this is a panic attack.

It usually feels like extreme fear, pessimism, fast heart-beating, sweating, muscle tightening, variation in emotions etc.

The most common body reaction is known as the “fight or flight effect”.

The body needs a lot of energy in order to perform each task and it is sometimes easier for it to stop working altogether instead of doubling the function of some organs.

At times of extreme stress, a panic attack can trigger as the body’s natural reaction to even higher levels of stress releasing hormones into the blood stream causing an even more extreme reaction to the situation.

stress can cause a panic attack


There exists a very long list of symptoms for the anxiety panic attack.

The most usual manifestation is considered to be the desperate feeling of fear for one’s own life.

Any panic sufferer will attest to the immense feeling of anxiety that accompanies an anxiety panic attack and the feeling that there is nothing in the world that can help you.

Though it can become a severe disorder, the anxiety panic attack can, in different stages, be controllable.

Taking care of your physical and mental state, exercising, relaxing are highly recommended ways of getting rid of the accumulated stress that leads to panic disorder.

For many the key is to find what causes the panic and reduce the effect that factor has on their life.

As long as the trigger is controllable, the situation is not considered to be aggravated and the solution can be quite simple.

Everything is more difficult when the disorder becomes chronic and the fight against it will also be harder.