A severe anxiety attack is characterized with overwhelming fear and panic.
Fear of going crazy and fear from having a heart attack are very common symptoms of severe panic attacks.
During the severe anxiety attack a person can lose touch with reality, which can be very dangerous.
Symptoms of Severe Anxiety Attack are:
• Feeling afraid for your life
• Recurrent or obsessive thoughts
• Rapid heart beat
• Fear of death
• Thinking there is no way out
• Irregular heart beat
• Feeling you have to get a way
• Having intrusive thoughts
• Tongue twitching
• Having difficulty breathing
• Thinking that someone wants to hurt you
• Aggressive and violent behavior
If these symptoms occur suddenly and last for a short period leaving you exhausted afterwards, there is a good chance that you suffer from anxiety disorder.
However, you should never self-diagnose or diagnose someone else. If you suspect that you or your loved one may suffer from anxiety, go to a health professional where you will get the professional diagnosis and treatment.
The worst thing you can do to yourself if you suffer from anxiety is to self-diagnose and self-medicate. Many people that suffer from severe anxiety attacks desperately try do help themselves in anyway they can, which is unfortunate. For example, self-medicating with alcohol will only make them feel worse and more vulnerable.
Severe Anxiety Attack Treatment
One of the most important things to know about the treatment for severe anxiety attacks are that the person suffering from anxiety should have the professional guidance and support. In addition, family support is essential and very important for the treatment of this type of anxiety disorder. When a person is suffering from a panic attack he or she needs others that they can trust to rely on them.
In order for family members to be able to provide the appropriate support to their loved one, they need to learn how to do it first. They can learn in family therapy or other types of family counseling. One important thing to know is that there are many families that try their best to help their loved one in need, but the only thing that they accomplish is making their loved one feel even worse.
This happens very often because good intentions are not enough to help someone. Unfortunately, sometimes that is the only things that people that are trying to help have. For this reason, if your loved one needs support and help, make sure you understand his or her condition and needs. In other words, do not give them what you think they need, but what they really need. This and all other things you should know can be learned in family therapy.
Anxiety is treated with psychotherapy alone or combined with medication, natural supplements or with other types of alternative therapies. In case of severe anxiety attacks, medication is strongly recommended and should be taken as prescribed. If you are taking the medication off and on or misusing it in any other way, you are putting yourself at great risk.
Medication alone is not a cure for severe anxiety attacks. Medications can help reduce symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety in general so that you are able to participate in psychotherapy where the real healing process takes place. Many people misunderstand and believe that medication is the only answer to their anxiety disorder, which unfortunately prolongs their suffering.
Severe anxiety attacks are a very frightening experience that can change and usually does change lives. Those that do not address their disorder start living in fear unsuccessfully trying to run away from themselves.
Others that confront their panic attacks find out that they are much stronger than they initially believed they were and continue living their lives appreciating it even more than before.