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  • Symptoms of a panic attack include extreme anxiety and physical sensations of fear, such as increased heart rate, shortness of breath, trembling and muscle tension. 
  • Triggers for panic attacks can include overbreathing, long periods of stress, activities that lead to intense physical reactions (for example exercise, excessive coffee drinking) and physical changes occurring after illness or a sudden change of environment. 
  • Panic attacks can be treated with a range of therapies including medications, psychotherapy and stress management and relaxation techniques.

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Reviewed on: 21-05-2020