by OneHealth.com Staff
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), there are thirteen possible signs of a panic attack. These symptoms can begin when you’re in a calm state or when you’re in an anxious state.
At least four of these must be present in order for you to qualify as having experienced a panic attack.
Here is the list:
- Palpitations, accelerated heart rate, or pounding heart
- Trembling or shaking
- Sensations of shortness of breath or feeling smothered
- Feelings of choking
- Chest discomfort or chest pain
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Feeling dizzy, light-headed, unsteady, or faint
- Sensations of heat or chills
- Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
- Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (feeling detached from oneself)
- Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
- Fear of dying