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Feeling of extreme anxiety, fear, and/or panic. This can include increased heartbeat, stuttering, difficulty breathing or shallow fast breaths, feeling cold, dizzy, or uncomfortable. Panic attacks are very common and can be caused by anxiety or depression, and in some cases the person having a panic attack needs to be alone, other times needs to have someone to help them.
Panic attacks are NOT emotional breakdowns or emergencies!!!! They are NOT the person's fault! They are NOT funny! They are NOT fake!!!
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Arguably the most extreme manifestation of acute anxiety, a panic attack is an episode of sudden apprehension and intense fear, combined with physiological symptoms that closely resemble a heart attack.
A panic attack is the most frightening experience one can ever experience; I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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The worst, most uncomfortable thing that could ever happen to someone. (Death comes a close second)

One who is having a panic attack will experiance some or all of these symptoms:

-Shortnes of breath
-Dizziness, unsteadiness, or faintness
-Palpitations or accelerated heart rate
-Trembling or shaking
-Sweating
-Choking
-Nausea, stomachache, or diarreah
-Feelings of unreality, strangeness, or detachment from the environment
-Numbness or tingling sensations
-Flushing or chills
-Chest pain or discomfort
-Fear of dying
-Fear of "going crazy" or losing control
She had a panic attack the other day
by [katie] March 23, 2007
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A feeling of... panic....!!!
Not fun.

Respect.

Assume that unless otherwise discussed and if you don't know this person at all, don't touch them!
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The absolute worst possible feeling a person can ever experience. Period. Basically having a panic attack feels like impending doom even though absolutely nothing can be going wrong in the outside world. Symptoms include, but are certainly not limited to:

Intense Anxiety/fear
Dizziness
Tingling sensation
Fear of heart stopping
Tunnel Vision
Spinning/Spiraling sensation when you close your eyes
Throat/airway constricting
Heart palpitations
Pounding/racing heart/thoughts
Sweating

Basically, it just majorly sucks balls to go through a (real) panic attack. Panic attacks are one of the most misunderstood terms in today's vocabulary. Commonly in today's society people will make the statement "I'm having a panic attack because I have so much work/school/other issues to think about", this of course is not true, because someone who is going through a panic attack is literally so scared they can't even speak. It is actually a mental disorder that should be treated immediately because literally NO ONE deserves to feel this shitty.

See "Hell"
If I met the man who murdered my grandmother, and had the option of making him experience panic attacks as punishment, I don't think I would. Literally crushing his nuts with 2 bricks would be a less severe punishment
by Chainsaw152 October 05, 2009
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A panic attack is basically one of the worst things that anyone could ever experience. If you are having a panic attack you feel nauseas, very hot like you have a fever, feel like you have to go to the bathroom, and feel very scared/worried all at the same time.
Panic attacks are some of the worst things that you could ever experience.
by Jnelsonmarka October 01, 2006
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An attack of anxiety, Usually with a feeling that something bad is about to happen, the person feels out of control.
'I have a panic attacks when i try and go in elavators'
by Pink_Misfit June 11, 2006
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