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Panic Attack Symptoms and Diversion Techniques

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Panic attack symptoms and diversion techniques to reduce anxiety
Panic attack symptoms can appear when and where you least expect them.

 A woman waits at the bus stop for her bus to work. Her mind increasingly fills with worrying thoughts and the tension boils over from panic attack symptoms into an anxiety fuelled panic attack. But she is no stranger to this frightening manifestation, and recognising it as an anxiety attack decides to attempt to self-pacify by listening to soothing music on her iPod. The method appears to have succeeded to calm her body and mind, but as the film draws to a close you sense the exhaustion and possibly a shred of fear in anticipation of next time she experiences panic attack symptoms.
Panic Attack Symptoms and using music as a diversion
The above video is of a woman using music as a diversion to take her mind off the panic attack symptoms.   It is important to think of activities/hobbies etc to take up your time to prevent you from constantly thinking about whether you will have another attack or not.  For other ways to divert your thinking, speak to a therapist.
Do you have diversion techniques which work for you?   Share them by putting them in the comments box below.
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Recommended reading:

  1. Panic disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

    by NHS Choices – 2012
    The symptoms of a panic attack can be very frightening and distressing. Symptoms tend to occur very suddenly, without warning and often for no apparent.

  2. Understanding panic attacks: Symptoms and treatment…panic/…/panicattacksymptomstre

    Panic attacks are common — and frightening. Learn more about panic disorder, symptoms and treatments.

  3. How to control panic attacks | Mail Online…/How-control-panicattacks.htm…

    Jun 9, 2012 – It can reduce panic attacks through control of the earliest symptoms, or make them disappear instantly, depending on the severity. Unlike other

  4. No More Panic – Common Symptoms of Panic Attacks, Anxiety › ArticlesProblems/Issues

    Oct 2, 2009 – Having a panic attack involves the whole body so it is not surprising that the symptoms associated with it can originate from any part of the body

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