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What Causes Your Panic Attacks?

Identifying your triggers is an important way to overcome them.

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You are sitting at home, watching a suspenseful movie. Out of the blue, your heart starts pounding. You feel like you can’t breathe, your face gets hot, and your fingers start tingling. You’ve had these sensations before, and your mind goes back to a familiar thought:

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Bonnie Zucker

Bonnie Zucker

I am a clinical psychologist and writer, and I specialize in anxiety prevention, education, and treatment.

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