an episode or onset of illness.
an episode of acute intense anxiety, with symptoms such as pounding or racing heart, sweating, trembling or shaking, feelings of choking or smothering, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, feelings of unreality, and chills or hot flashes. It is the essential feature of panic disorder
and other anxiety disorders
as well as other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
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an acute episode of anxiety.
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anxiety attack An episode of extremely uncomfortable anxiety which, if severe, corresponds to a panic attack.
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anxiety attack Psychiatry An episode of extremely uncomfortable anxiety; severe AAs are called panic attacks. See Anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Panic attack.
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anx·i·e·ty at·tack (ang-zīĕ-tē ă-tak)
Acute episode of anxiety.
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Patient discussion about anxiety attack
Q. how can you get rid of anxiety attacks
A. Meditation helped me get over mine a great deal. Also, my anxiety attacks were deeply tied to school so I used an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) technique to associate positive things with school and negative things to not going.
Q. Could be I’ve been having an anxiety attack? My husband is deployed right now; he's been gone for about 2.5 months. I was fine at first, but lately I have started having anxiety. At least I think that's what it is, I've never experienced this before. I get these nagging worries in my mind that just won't quit, and then I start to feel it all over my body like an aching... its difficult to describe. Anyway, I feel like I want to go to my doctor about this, but I am afraid he will see me as just someone trying to get a pill for something. But It also affecting my sleep and my well-being. What should I do? Are there any natural remedies for anxiety that I could try?
A. You can get over it, but you’ll need support. Talk with a friend of yours, pick a “not hysteric one” and tell her about it. If you know other women of other soldiers in his platoon- talk with them and they’ll understand you. Most of the time it’s just a phase and it’ll pass away. Got to a massage with a friend, shopping, anything fun. Talk with your husband and let him calm you down. If all this doesn’t work- talk to your Dr. and I’m sure he’ll understand. More discussions about anxiety attack
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