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What is a Panic Attack?


In this informative Ted Talk titled “What Causes Panic Attacks, and How Can You Prevent Them?”, Dr. Cindy J. Aaronson educates us on panic attacks, taking us through the physiological, psychological and environmental triggers of them. She mentions how these environmental triggers can specifically be related to reminders of past traumatic life-events. She also provides an explanation about the treatment options available for those managing the challenges of this experience. The animated style of the video allows for a captivating presentation that provides us with a visualization of the stress panic attacks can inflict upon us. 

Dr. Aaronson notes that one in three people will experience a panic attack in their lives and shares how uncomfortable it can be to go through. Having an understanding about what causes panic attacks can help us learn how to prevent them. As well, it can give us a sense of control over the overwhelming bodily and mental sensations. 

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