Panic attacks burst unexpectedly into the life of an individual getting the better of everything and causing great distress.
They represent real moments of terror for a person who feels a sensation of imminent death.
They are often accompanied by strong physical symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, tachycardia, a sense of choking and trembling, disorientation.
As they appear, same usually disappear after a few minutes, leaving behind, however, due to the shock which they provoke in a person, the anticipatory anxiety of another attack.
Apparently, for the person who experiences these panic attacks, they do not have a precise origin or particular meaning and therefore generate a most dreadful level of anguish as they cannot be related to any thought, name or idea.
It concerns a primordial anguish which has to do with the threat of death and survival.
When a person is seized with panic attacks, it is as if a fragment of his emotional world, which until then had been so well enclosed and hidden in his inner world, suddenly found a gap to break into the conscious life of the individual, asking him to deal with the relational dynamics and the emotions enclosed therein.