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What causes anxiety attacks?

For the past few months now, I have been getting the most dibilitating anxiety attacks. They can be triggered by even the slightest sign of stress, or nothing at all. I start shaking, pulling on my hair, scratching my head and hands (I often scratch my hands, they sometimes bleed)and it gets hard to breath at times. I have always been a pretty anxious person, and have had panic attacks, but this isnt the same. Its so horrible, and all I wantis for these attacks to go away.
Tue, 3 Jun 2014
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are going through a very difficult time due to your anxiety attacks. Since you have mentioned that your recent symptoms are debilitating, I would advise you to seek professional help as early as possible.

You would first need a detailed evaluation and then further treatment needs to be planned. There are effective treatment strategies in the form of medication and psychological therapies which can help you overcome these problems. So, please don't hesitate to seek professional help.

Wish you all the best.

Regards,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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What causes anxiety attacks?

Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query. I understand that you are going through a very difficult time due to your anxiety attacks. Since you have mentioned that your recent symptoms are debilitating, I would advise you to seek professional help as early as possible. You would first need a detailed evaluation and then further treatment needs to be planned. There are effective treatment strategies in the form of medication and psychological therapies which can help you overcome these problems. So, please don t hesitate to seek professional help. Wish you all the best. Regards, Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar Consultant Psychiatrist