Anxiety attacks are not in and of themselves life threatening. However, they are certainly most stressful, unpleasant and debilitating. People who experience regular attacks of anxiety and don't get treatment have trouble living normal and functional lives. They also experience more emotional and social isolation, which is entirely needless, for effective treatment is available. If these attacks occur with any frequency, they need to be treated immediately.
Anxiety attacks are sometimes a symptom of another psychological disorder. This could range from mild depression to post traumatic stress disorder. The root of the problem is often unknown to the sufferer. Thus, the important thing is to see a qualified therapist who can diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment. Today's treatment for anxiety is generally noninvasive and not disruptive to your regular lifestyle. In other words, you have nothing to lose in seeking treatment.
Symptoms of Anxiety Attacks
For better or worse, anxiety attacks also known as Panic attacks have become part of the modern jargon. These attacks occur when anxiety reaches such high levels that it manifests itself physically. During these attacks, sweating, difficulty breathing, chest pains, and even loss of consciousness can occur.
These attacks are terrifying to those to experience them. However, though they're certainly disruptive, they are not life threatening. Best of all, you don't have to live with them. Today's therapeutic techniques combine psychotherapy with medication to control these incidents and restore normalcy to your life.