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What is a Panic Attack?

Recognizing the Symptoms: Cognitive

Recognizing the Symptoms: Cognitive

The type and intensity of panic attack symptoms vary from person to person. Mentally, a person who suffers a panic attack may feel a strong sense of imminent danger, doom or death. There may be a fear of losing control or a feeling of going crazy. Many people think they are having a nervous breakdown.

By Jen Lazuta. Published August 21, 2012. Jen Lazuta is a Chicago-based freelance writer.