The specialist told us how to overcome a panic attack.
Neuroscientist Irina Khvingia spoke about panic attacks and how to defend them. According to experts, panic attacks are often prone to the inhabitants of large cities – megacities. For example, very often panic attacks occur in people in the subway is a closed space under the ground, so that the appearance of the attack is understandable. However, notes Khvingia, in General, panic attacks are found in all cities and causes everywhere.
A panic attack is a severe attack of anxiety and intense fear. Neuropsychologist emphasizes that it is a basic reflex, which should ideally be triggered at the moment when a person is in danger. In this case the panic attack can even save a life. Often, however, the brain makes a mistake and accepts the risk designed for real, because of what happen panic attack in safe situations. First, a person raised the alarm, then tachycardia, adrenaline rush, tremors, nausea and shortness of breath.
This condition usually lasts 15 – 20 minutes. During this time the brain realizes that muscle is maximally stretched, so the amount of adrenaline is reduced and the person calms down.
Khvingia told how to overcome a panic attack. According to her, help make this breathing exercise. Through breathing exercises it is necessary to remove muscle tone and to relax, and a relaxed state afraid will not work.
We will add that in the near future in Moscow starts the project “don’t panic!”, in which psychiatrists will be wanting to learn to cope with panic attacks.
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