What's A Panic Attack And What To Do If Someone Is Having One [Mxiety Twitch Ep55]

Hello My Sparks!

The question that I probably get asked the most is: How do I help someone going through a panic attack? It's usually followed by someone inevitably asking: what does a panic attack actually feel like? Fear not, answers are finally here!

You can skip to about 30 mins in to get to the juicy stuff and then let me know what other questions you may have. You just might help someone else by asking!

Check out this little reminder I created when you're having a hard time with panic:
CALM
Creativity
Anchoring/Grounding
Lay down – Listen to your breathing
Mindfulness

Let's Keep Learning and Those Questions Coming!

#BeTheLight

Mxiety


References:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Helpful Infographic on Panic Misconceptions: https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/myth-conceptions

Gackenbach J, Bown J. Mindfulness and video game play: A preliminary inquiry. Mindfulness [serial online]. June 2011;2(2):114-122. Available from: PsycINFO, Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 29, 2018. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Gaudlitz, K. , Plag, J. , Dimeo, F. and Ströhle, A. (2015), AEROBIC EXERCISE TRAINING FACILITATES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN PANIC DISORDER. Depress Anxiety, 32: 221-228. doi:10.1002/da.22337 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/da.22337

Mental Health First Aid USA First Edition (revised) course booklet: Anxiety Disorders