These images reflect your worst fears and while they can be extremely frightening they are not in any way real. Because you generate these images it is possible to turn things around. Lets approach the situation in a measured fashion. First, try to recall the images that come into your head during a panic attack. Now try playing with the picture in your mind. You might want to relax while you are doing this. Close your eyes and bring to mind your panic images. So, for example, if you imagine your heart bursting, try seeing it in new ways perhaps as infinitely elastic, or so strong that it simply cannot burst.
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The athlete claims he shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake through a bathroom door in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2013. He thought she was an intruder. Prosecutors are calling the shooting murder that followed an argument between the couple. During the trial, Pistorius’ lawyers called a psychiatrist to testify that Pistorius developed an anxiety disorder from childhood that could have been a factor in him killing Steenkamp. The prosecution, arguing that the defense was trying to change its defense, asked for the 30-day evaluation.
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A sudden fear grips you, and you begin to feel strange physical symptoms and sensations of doom and worry. Is this a panic attack? Sudden, overwhelming fear: That’s panic in a nutshell. You may have felt that kind of sudden, overwhelming fear in terrifying situations – like when you’re forced to slam on the brakes to narrowly miss a car speeding through a red light or when a large dog lunges at you with teeth bared. But a panic attack can happen at moments that have nothing to do with terror – like in the midst of a deep sleep or a dull meeting or while in a class or stuck in traffic or in line at the grocery store. And you don’t have to have a diagnosed panic disorder to experience a panic attack. Panic attacks come on suddenly and unpredictably, and often peak after about 10 to 20 minutes mark.
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