Everyone sometimes feels fear and anxiety because it is the body’s natural response to danger and stress. However, those with panic disorder constantly feel these adverse emotions.
Anxiety requires prompt treatment because if left untreated, it usually gets worse to the point of becoming debilitating. The sooner someone with anxiety gets help, the easier it is to recover.
Panic attacks occur suddenly and unexpectedly, triggering extreme physiological responses in the face of no apparent risk (in harmless and stress-free situations). It is terrifying to have a panic attack. You could feel like you are losing control, suffering a heart attack or even dying. As a result, many who have experienced a panic attack become fearful of any situation that may trigger another episode. This constant worrying can adversely affect one’s quality of life.