What is difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack?


Anxiety attacks and panic attacks share similar symptoms. It is important to recognise when you are experiencing a panic or anxiety attack as this way, you will be able to control each appropriately. 

Symptoms of an anxiety attack include:

  • Apprehension and worry.
  • Distress.
  • Restlessness.

Symptoms of a panic attack include:

  • Fear of dying or losing control.
  • A sense of detachment from the world. 
  • Racing heart.
  • Headache
  • Sweating.

Whilst each of these symptoms can indicate both panic and anxiety attack however, a panic attack may occur at random without an obvious cause. Whereas, an anxiety attack may not come on as suddenly and may have an obvious cause.



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