If you panic at the grocery store, your panic attack itself cant have a panic attack but it can certainly instigate a second attack in one of two ways. First, if you (like many panic sufferers) have a fear of panic itself, then having had a recent panic attack may trigger a second one to soon follow. After all, if you had a seemingly random panic attack this afternoon, whats to say you wont have a random one this evening? The fear of not knowing when it will arrive can fuel the panic fire. Second, our bodies go through some very specific physiological changes when were stuck in the throes of panic. Our heart rate elevates. Our blood pressure may rise. Our adrenal glands dump epinephrine into our bloodstream.
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The fear of these attacks can cause the person to avoid places and situations where an attack has occurred or where they believe an attack may occur. What Causes Panic Disorder? Although the exact cause of panic disorder is not fully understood, studies have shown that a combination of factors, including biological and environmental, may be involved. These factors include. Family history. Panic disorder has been shown to run in families.
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Stress Significant life stress can trigger anxiety and panic attacks. According to MayoClinic.com, some possible stresses include the death or serious illness of a significant person and major life changes such as adding a baby to the family. The increase of stress hormones during these situations creates a sense of emergency within a person’s body that can induce anxiety and trigger a panic attack. Abuse and Trauma According to MayoClinic.com, having a history of physical or sexual abuse can increase the likelihood of developing anxiety and panic attacks. Experiencing a traumatic event, such as an accident, rape, a house fire or burglary, can also trigger the onset of anxiety and panic attacks. After enduring abuse or trauma, a person’s stress and fear may change into an intense worry and dread that the event might occur again and he will not be able to control it, which can trigger a panic attack.
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