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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.

 

Observable symptoms:

  • Trembling and shaking
  • Sweating
  • Short breaths and sensations of choking
  • If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness and feeling unsteady, fear of losing control and dying, numbness and feelings of unreality and not able to think clearly.

 

First Aid and support:

  • Stay close to the person and calm them down
  • Take them to a quiet place
  • Ask if they take any medications for it usually. If yes, give them one.
  • Ask them what do they need instead of you assuming they might need
  • Talk normally, softly with reassurances like – You are going to get through this; concentrate on breathing and stay in the present.
  • Make them repeat few simple physical task like raising their arms above the head
  • Reduce the amount of stress and prevent the situation from getting worse.
  • Let them know that it is their thoughts which are bothering not the place and the feelings which they are having is scary but not dangerous.
  • Make the person accept the situation and know that it would not last for ever.
  • Meet the health care provider or a mental health professional at the earliest.

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