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How to cure panic attacks

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

According to the Swiss Health Observatory, in the 2016 study "Psychic Health in Switzerland", 14% of Europe's population over the age of 14 suffers from an anxiety disorder. Panic attacks are one of these disorders and 2% of the population suffers from them. It is a problem that affects almost eight million people in Europe.


A panic attack is a frightening experience. It usually peaks within ten minutes and from there the attack begins to subside. The physical symptoms are so strong that people who suffer them believe they are going to die because they are suffering a heart attack or stroke. These symptoms include, according to the American Anxiety and Depression Association:

Palpitations, rapid pulse


Tremors or convulsions

Shortness of breath or choking sensation

Choking sensation

Chest pain or discomfort

Nausea, anguish

Feeling dizzy, unstable, lightheaded, or fainting

Chills or hot flashes

Paresthesia (tingling in the extremities)

Derealization (Feelings of unreality)

Depersonalization (Feeling separate from oneself)

Believing you're losing control or going crazy

Fear of dying

Not all panic attacks have all of the symptom