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“Everything was spinning, like my brain was trying to climb out of my head. The air felt thick and heavy. My mouth was like chalk,” basketball star Kevin Love writes

Heart pounding, lungs straining, room spinning, a panic attack can make people feel as if they’re about to die. Then, just as suddenly as it begins, it’s over.

What’s happening here?
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America describes a panic attack as the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort. It can happen out of the blue and for no obvious reason when a person is calm, or strike when she’s feeling anxious.

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What is a panic attack?

Palo Alto Health Sciences is starting a blog series about panic attacks, panic disorder, and panic-related conditions. Let’s begin by getting all of us on the same page by defining the panic attack.  Panic attacks have three distinct characteristics:  1.  An abrupt surge of fear that ordinarily will last for 10 to 30 minutes, 2.  A variety of intense and unpleasant physical symptoms, and 3.  Fearful psychological experiences related to the attack.

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Nearly eight in 10 Americans admit they feel stress in their daily lives. Dr. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and a world-renowned leader in alternative medicine, sits down with the TODAY team to share easy ways to combat your anxiety.

Nearly eight in 10 Americans say they feel stress in their daily lives. Dr. Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and a world-renowned leader in alternative medicine, sits down with the TODAY team to share easy ways to combat your anxiety.

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“When I was going through my panic attacks, I didn’t even feel like I could share with anyone, So I’d suppress it, and the more I suppressed it, the bigger it became.”

In celebration of Porter magazine’s fifth anniversary, the publication welcomed Gisele Bündchen, its first-ever cover model and one of the world’s biggest supermodels, back to the front page.

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