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Post  counselor on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:08 am


Acute episode of anxiety characterized by emotional tension and terror intolerable that hinders adequate organization of thought and action. The p., Is accompanied by vegetative disorders such as sweating, pallor, palpitations, shortness of breath and trembling. A crisis of p. can express an intense emotional reaction that refers or a real danger or internal conflicts, or threatening. Tends to run out spontaneously, leaving a sense of marked prostration.

Panic Attack (DAP)

The expression refers to those episodes of short duration and sudden onset of intense anxiety, apprehension, fear or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. During these attacks appear various symptoms such as: palpitations or tachycardia, profuse sweating, trembling, difficulty breathing or a feeling of shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, feelings of confusion or fainting, feeling of unreality or being detached from oneself, fear of losing control, going crazy or dying, tingling, chills or hot flushes. Often during these episodes the person has a desire to escape from the place where urgent it is. Those who have experienced an attack of p. often describes this experience as one of the worst of his life. Attacks p. may be unexpected in the sense that their occurrence is not associated with a specific trigger but occurs unexpectedly. The disorder p. a person has attacks p. unexpected and recurrent fears of having yet and that they are symptomatic of a serious illness, or are afraid of what they might do if they arise. After you have had one or more attacks of p., Patients sometimes associate its appearance in some particular situation that begin to fear and avoid, so you can develop phobias. Sometimes sufferers disorder p. begins to fear that many places or situations where it may be difficult or embarrassing to leave or seek help in case of an attack were to occur p.; appears, so even agoraphobia. Attacks p. are not always unexpected; may also be linked to particular circumstances, in the sense that occur more often or always when there is located in a certain situation, or when it is expected to find dovercisi. When a person with a phobia knows he has to deal with the object of his phobia may have an attack of p. when it comes into this situation, or even before, the thought of having to do it. For example, a person with a phobia of planes may have an attack of p. whenever it is forced to have to get on an airplane. Or, a person who has developed a post-traumatic stress disorder after being the victim of an attack could have un'attentato p. each time returns to the scene of the attack.

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