Our expert says:
Sounds like a form of anxiety disorder and indeed panic disorder. You describe very well the apparent dislocation between the body being switched into the Action Stations of fear, and psychologically not being scared - except eventually to be scared by feeling so scared.
Fortunately, this uually responds really well to proper treatment, so arrange to see a psychiatrist for a proper assessment and diagnosis, and then discuss treatment options, which should include both medications which ca help to re-regulate these chemical outbursts, and CBT style counselling to help you to more directly regain emotional controland handle whatever might trigger some of these episodes ( some ha ve clear triggers, others may be random ).
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