Panic attacks are on the increase, especially with the pressure and uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, but there are ways to combat them. Photo: Shutterstock
Panic attacks are on the increase, especially with the pressure and uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, but there are ways to combat them. Photo: Shutterstock
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Having a panic attack? Stay calm and focus on your breathing to help regain control, expert says

  • ‘I’m dying’ and ‘I felt like I was having a heart attack’, say two victims of their first panic attack – they often come on suddenly without any warning
  • The global pandemic has heightened stress and uncertainty for many people, triggering more anxiety disorders, psychotherapist explains

Panic attacks are on the increase, especially with the pressure and uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, but there are ways to combat them. Photo: Shutterstock
Panic attacks are on the increase, especially with the pressure and uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, but there are ways to combat them. Photo: Shutterstock
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