A Panic Attack is caused by our body’s defence mechanism which we often refer to as the “fight or flight ” response. The hormone adrenalin is pumped into us in response to a trigger for action.
Unfortunately, the mechanism gets us into all sorts of trouble in our modern world because things can move a little too fast for this mechanism to keep up.
For example, we experience a near miss while driving and when the danger has gone our hearts start beating frantically, our breathing is all over the place and we feel quite unwell which becomes the panic attack.
We now have adrenaline in our body as a response to defend ourselves. Some panic attacks are triggered by a ‘perceived’ threat and some can be random where we consciously do not know what we are responding to.