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The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

If you are someone who suffers from fear, dread, and uneasiness so intense that it is debilitating, you are not alone. Although it might feel like you are the only person who feels like this and nobody else will understand—the truth is millions of people everywhere suffer the effects of an anxiety or panic attack, and are either mistreating or not treating their conditions at all. Anxiety attacks and panic attacks have similar symptoms but are in fact two separate mental disorders that can cause an individual problems professionally, socially, and personally.


Fortunately, just because someone might have an anxiety and/or a panic disorder, doesn’t mean they have to live in constant fear and stress forever. These days, sufferers have access to common treatment like therapy sessions, prescription medication, meditation, hypnosis, and online personal development courses.


Skills To Change is excited to provide an alternative solution for people who suffer from mental and mood disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and their other self help needs through our online development courses. The acclaimed life coach, Robert G. Smith is a respected leader in the field of personal development and he can help relieve patients of their symptoms, and in some cases, their medication too! Robert G. Smith and his team of personal development coaches provide helpful tools and help patients find relief.


In today’s article we’ll explain the similarities and the differences between an anxiety attack and a panic attack. Be sure to visit our site to enroll in our online personal development courses and get the relief you need!


Signs of An Anxiety Attack

Anxiety attacks are nerve wracking and frightening, every single time. For some, they can detect an anxiety attack immediately, while others may not recognize the signs of an anxiety attack. Here are the most common signs of an anxiety attack:


  • Heart palpitations
  • Pounding heart or accelerated heart rate
  • Trembling
  • Sensations of shortness of breath
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Dizzy, unsteady, faint
  • Chills or heat sensations
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Fatigue, restlessness, and irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Comes on gradually and is generally chronic

Signs of A Panic Attack

Similar symptoms, but different tiggers are what the main difference between panic and anxiety attacks. Panic attacks are generally associated with a very abrupt onset of fear. These are common indications of a panic attack:


  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tight chest pains
  • Feeling sweaty or clammy
  • Racing heart beat
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Feeling weak or dizzy
  • Sudden sense of terror
  • Feeling loss of control
  • Typically lasts 30 minutes or shorter

Treating Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Living with repetitive panic attacks and persistent anxiety limits individuals and prevents them from living a full and happy life. Today, there are effective treatments options available to rid people of debilitating symptoms. The most common treatment options include prescription medicine, therapy, and self-help strategies through personal development courses online and reading material.


Not every treatment method is as effective to every patient. Treating anxiety disorders and panic attacks does require a little trial and error to find the best treatment for anxiety, and for some, this can be an extreme burden.


Attending therapy sessions can help patients develop ways to manage their symptoms, work through the past, determine your path for the future, and gain a clearer perspective on life. While therapy has been shown to be a highly effective way to treat many mood and mental disorders, it doesn’t work for everyone.    


Prescription medicine is another effective treatment method that people will resort to when treating their anxiety and panic attacks. Here are common medications a patient might get prescribed:


  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Librium (chlordiazepoxide)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)

And the list continues.


As you can see, there is a wide variety of medications that are intended to treat generalized anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, social anxiety, or PTSD. With the abundance of prescriptions that are available and the fact that no two people are the same, you can see how it would be challenging to identify which medication is the best one. Additionally, there are many people who choose to not take any prescriptions and would rather resort to self-help strategies.


What Is EFT?

Skills To Change provides online training for personal development courses that can help resolve many personal issues. Our online personal development courses are structured around the worldwide life coach and leader in neuroplasticity, Robert G. Smith’s exploration of the mind. Robert G. Smith is the creator of the powerful healing system, FasterEFT And Eutaptics. Faster EFT works directly with the subconscious mind, and people who use EFT can transform their perspective, behaviors, habits, communication, self-image, and anything else that is controlled by the subconscious mind.


What Does FasterEFT Treat?

Are you tired of visiting the therapist or doctor’s office only to get the run around on how to treat your conditions? Consider FasterEFT for these common disorders and conditions:


  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Pain
  • Phobias
  • Weight
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Cravings
  • Headaches
  • Addiction
  • Insomnia
  • Bad habits
  • Allergies
  • Self improvement
  • Stress and burnout
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Energy        

FasterEFT can be the answer to so many people who suffer from mood disorders. Through our personal development courses online at Skills To Change, we can help you create the life you always wanted through our series of FasterEFT classes.


If you are trying to overcome personal obstacles in your life, we suggest doing your research to determine the best treatment option for you. We encourage you to explore ways that may not be a standard go-to solution as those options are not always there to solve and eliminate the problem itself, rather than masking the symptoms from the surface as a temporary solution.


A Final Word on Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks can disrupt your everyday life, but they don’t have to. If you are experiencing either anxiety or panic attacks, you understand how difficult it can be to just shut your brain at times. The coaches and teachers at Skills To Change understand what you’re going through and we can offer you a long term solution and ultimately resolve most, if not all, of the symptoms and the triggers of anxiety and panic disorders. Are you ready to take back control of your life? Don’t wait any longer and visit Skills To Change to learn more about FasterEFT and how we can get your life back on track.


**This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose any mood or mental disorders you might be experiencing. Please consult with your physician in regards to a formal diagnosis and treatment plan.**


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