Testing time has once again arrived. A time of year that requires students from elementary through graduate school to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained. For some, this is a simple task that requires a bit of review, but for others, an assessment can be quite an uncomfortable ordeal.
By Lori Schweickert, MD | Pediatric & Adult Psychiatrist
By definition, panic attacks consist of a discrete and intense fear that peaks within 10 minutes and seems to come out of nowhere. Often, there is an urge to flee the place where the symptoms began because of feeling impending danger. Panic attacks are often felt as physical symptoms and thoughts that the person is “going crazy” or is going to die.