What is a panic attack?
A panic attack is referred to by the NHS as panic disorder, which is described as an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear.
It explains: “Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It’s natural response to stressful or dangerous situations.
“But for someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur regularly and at any time, often for no apparent reason.”
A panic attack is when the body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms. It can come on very quickly and for no apparent reason, but can be frightening and distressing.