Intense anxiety and panic attacks are much more common than you think. But intense anxiety and panic attacks are often so unexpected that many people are often diagnosed for the first time at the emergency room. Why? Because they believe they are actually having a heart attack.
Based on my experience as a therapist specializing in treating anxiety and panic, the top five places where panic attacks occur are:
1. On a plane
2. In an elevator
3. Going over a bridge
4. In a crowded room or mall
5. Driving alone in a car
When experiencing a panic attack the most common response is to try to run away however, when you are in any of the above situations running away is often impossible. The inability to leave is why these situations tend to intensity anxious and panicky feelings.
The good news ease intense anxiety and panic attacks are easily treatable with the right combination or counselling and often hypnotherapy.