Here’s How It Physically Feels To Have A Panic Attack

Panic attacks may have physiological roots. Some scientific investigation suggests the tendency to have panic attacks may be partially genetic, and studies with twins have shown the possibility of inheriting the panic disorder.


Here's How It Physically Feels To Have A Panic Attack

Here’s How It Physically Feels To Have A Panic Attack

It can be difficult to put into words just how debilitating mental illness can be for someone. Enter this visual demonstration.

The SoulPancake video above takes viewers through the anatomy of a panic attack, a common symptom of mental health disorders. The descriptions are spot-on, from feeling nauseous to experiencing shortness of breath.

“Most times there’s no cause at all,” the narrator explains. “I did nothing wrong and everything right. I followed protocol. I could have been happy. Anxiety just doesn’t follow the rules.”

Nearly one in five American adults deals with a mental health condition in a given year. And as apparent by the depiction above, they’re not something a person can just “brush off” they cause real physical and emotional reactions. That means they demand the same sensitivity and understanding as any other health issue.

Take a look at the video above to learn more about the reality of panic attacks and mental illness.

Certainly makes you think, right?

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Panic attack victims are probably already too acquainted with the symptoms. Panic attacks look so much like heart attacks even doctors can’t immediately tell the difference.
A panic attack is an unforeseen surge of severe, overpowering anxiety and fear. Your heart may pound or it becomes difficult to breathe. You feel dizzy and sick to your stomach. You may even think like you’re dying or going crazy. And the worst part of it is that panic attacks may occur any time, anywhere, unpredictably!