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Ever found yourself in a stressful situation where you suddenly feel extremely unwell? We’re talking chest pains, shaking, fear, hyperventilation, a massively increased heart rate…? Nope, you probably weren’t having a heart attack. They could be symptoms of a panic attack.
Although a panic attack may sound similar to anxiety, and they do share some of the same symptoms, anxiety gradually builds up rather than coming on suddenly. When a panic attack hits, it might take you by surprise, and perhaps even cause you some extremely nasty physical side effects, even bringing on that heart attack. So we need to keep these in check when possible.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Recognise what causes panic attacks
- Identify symptoms of a panic attack
- Demonstrate how to manage those symptoms effectively
Why should I take this course?
Research suggests that around 13% of people in the UK have experienced a panic attack at some point. It’s frightening and distressing, and even if you’re one of the lucky ones who has never suffered, you’ll need to know what to do if it happens to someone you work with or care about.