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Anxiety vs. Panic attack: When We Turn Against Ourselves

Understanding the difference between anxiety vs. panic attack can make a big difference in how you approach your mental health or that of someone who is experience one or both of these. The following article covers the differences and why they happen.

 

The Experience of Anxiety

Anxiety while functional, can be rather uncomfortable. In our physical bodies, we may experience shortness of breath, increased sweating, a rapid heart rate, and even feelings of dizziness or nausea. This experience can be so overwhelming for some that the initial factors which contributed to the anxiety can be completely disregarded, and the anxiety itself becomes the problem. But what is the limit? When do normal physiological senses of anxiety become so extreme that you feel a struggle to hold on as the world forcefully spins around you?

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