I’ve been suffering from panic attacks and wanted to find out more about it and how it links with anxiety attacks. From what I can tell… “anxiety attack” & “panic attack” are used frequently in popular culture having very specific & different meaning to psychiatrists. I will tell you what the difference is . It is important to know what kind of attack are you having because it will affect the type of treatment Anxiety attack occurs when something bad happens to you or when you are thinking about something bad. You can get too anxious that you might even have some of symptoms of it. For example-you might get shaken, your heart beat may increase, or you might get hoping of breath. Time period for anxiety may vary from some minutes to few days. Having anxiety makes you think about different things(for example, relationships, work, school, money). A panic attack can come for no any reason too. You suddenly feel like you are having a heart attack because your heart is racing, you’re short of breath, and you’re shaking. It can last for some minutes to several days. People suffering from this worry about their mind, body and other physical activities instead of their mind.
Definitely not a fun experience.