Whats a Panic Attack Like?
Panic attacks can be really scary and may make a person shake, sweat, and breathe quickly. Some people who have panic attacks may have chest pains, feel dizzy, or feel like their hearts are pounding and they can’t breathe. A panic attack can cause a kid to think something awful is going to happen, that he or she can’t escape, or that he or she might lose control. Some kids who have panic attacks say that when the attacks are happening, they feel like they can’t think straight or that they’re “going crazy.” Panic attacks only last a short time. But to someone who is having one, they can feel much longer. Sometimes, even if a kid knows that his or her phobia doesn’t make sense, he or she may not be able to stop the mind and body from reacting and having a panic attack.