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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What 14 year old white middle class girls who have no actual problems and live extremely privileged lives have when they feel a thirst for attention, usually done when their shitty attempts at self harm don’t get noticed by their classmates.
OMG that 14 year old white girl who has absolutely nothing to worry about in life is having a panic attack, quick grab her phone so she doesn’t start posting about her fake depression on Instagram like a complete retard
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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
-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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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
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

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.

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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
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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 1, 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'
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Also known as anxiety attack. When something so worrisome that makes you anious till it effects you physically. It can be consider one of the worst but most common mental horrors. It affects many who have overcome traumatic experiences when something triggers their mind/brian to "rexperience" it to the point it makes them physically ill. Can be triggered by word, feeling, sound, smell, etc. Most who suffer from panick attakcs cannot be left alone if its so sever. Might be considered like a seizur for its usually sub-consioues and unpredictable. It may last for seconds to days. Many can sleep it off or take sedatives to get over it. Many can over come it by mind tricking method's, such as extreme detailed sensory stories, singing, focusing on one thing etc. Some may cope with then symptoms by merely breathing slowly, holding someone's hand(s) or talking. It is sometimes very hard to find what triggered the attack but when you do you can use the information to prevent an attack.
OMG, that girl is having a panic attack.Hold her hand and tell her to breath slowly while I call her shrink!
by ShrinkyWinky April 21, 2007
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