Mental Health: Anxiety + Depression

It's helpful if there's a bear, but not when buying cheese: Do you know the fight-or-flight science of a panic attack?

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It's helpful if there's a bear, but not when buying cheese: Do you know the fight-or-flight science of a panic attack?

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Veronica Lodge

I had no idea how debilitating panic attacks could be and how many people are affected by them.

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Kate Anderson

I didn't realize this. Pretty frightening for people who encounter panic attacks.

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Mandielee5683

Definitely the opposite of an orgasm.
And I totally understand the fight or flight thing because in an emergency I'm the person you want ironically, I'm the cool headed person who snaps automatically into protect and nurture mode. But in an everyday situation I can freeze like a deer in the headlights.

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Paula D

I just almost pass out. My head gets heavy and I see black. I really don't have a fight/flight response. Just a pass out response that I have to push through.

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crazywoman

I get the "fight/flight" alot. Its a bit different for me though. Not so much a bear. Mine is like ants that start at my feet and continue moving up. Makes me bounce my legs and touch each finger tip with my thumb repeatedly. But I also have Bipolar so it may be different. I can tell you that due to my Bipolar I get a severe case of Fight or Flight every year to year and a half. I feel the urgent need to pack all my belongings and move. Not just somewhere in the same town always to other states. Im 53 and still fighting it and no anxiety med helps it. Does anyone else have anything like this?

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Shana Punam

Thank god for xanex.

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Joanna

I think knowing what the bear is that triggers panic is the real battle here.

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Dana Lee

This makes total sense, and the video is hilarious. I can totally relate to freaking out while buying gouda.

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Penelope

Wow I never knew there was a a legitimately hard-wired reason for panic attacks, so interesting.

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