An anxiety attack is a scary experience. To help you cope with this type of emotional challenge, I think it’s important for you to better understand what type of anxiety you’re grappling with. The best kind of anxiety treatment for your needs also differs depending on what you’re going through.
Sometimes finding the right label for your emotional distress can reduce a bit of the mental struggle, but, in truth, settling for the term “anxiety attack” actually might not do much for your anxiety.
You need more clarification than that because it’s so general.
You know what’s making you anxious. As you get closer to having to deal with the stressor, your anxiety spikes. When you’re distant from the stressor, your anxiety decreases. There is a predictable pattern to the relationship between your nervousness and proximity to what is making you stressed.
You’re not experiencing depersonalization or derealization, which are more associated with panic attacks.
If you think you just had an anxiety attack, you might benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biofeedback and any activities that bring perspective, focus on the here-and-now and increase your faith in your own ability to cope with life.
Just a side note, keep in mind that anxiety attacks can happen in the days after heavy alcohol consumption as your body tries to recover. You might have fewer inner psychological resources at your disposal if you’re taxing your body.
For a more detailed look at the symptoms of a sudden attack of anxiety, please click on the link.