Panic attacks are frightening but fortunately physically harmless episodes. They can occur at random or after a person is exposed to various events that may "trigger" a panic attack. The estimated 5-year prevalence of people in Mexico living with Panic attacks and Panic disorder is 8.6 per 100,000. Total prevalence rate for both sexes in Mexico is 7.5 per 100,000. Prevalence rate for men and women 7.6 and 6.9 per 100,000 respectively in Mexico. Panic attacks are treated with reassurance and relaxation techniques. Cognitive behavioural therapy and Positive Self Talk specific for panic are the treatment of choice for panic disorder.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can?t breathe. You may even feel like you?re dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. Panic attacks often strike when you?re away from home, but they can happen anywhere and at any time.