Our expert says:
Psychologist: You are speaking about the anticipatory anxiety that many individuals feel who have panic attacks. The anticipation of having a panic attack becomes a fear of fear (or the panic itself). Having a panic attack is a frightening experience, so the fear of having another commonly occurs. It is important to firstly understand panic, and know that panic is not a life-threatening or a dangerous situation. Getting treatment to reduce the symptoms of panic will help in reducing the anticipation of them as well.
Cognitive behavior therapy is an ideal form of treatment, in reducing the symptoms. You may contact SADAG Helpline: 0800 70 80 90 to get more information
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