In a panic attack, anxiety takes on an extreme and frightening form. Your heart beats like a drum and you start to pant and then to sweat. You think you’re about to faint or to go crazy, or even that you’re going to die.
Research statistics show that one in five people will go through difficult or painful experiences which could benefit from professional help. Yet many people hesitate from coming to counselling.
Social anxiety disorder is an intense fear of being judged by others. It means an almost paralysing anticipation of being embarrassed or humiliated by something you say or something you do. It can result in acute physical reactions such as trembling, sweating, palpitations, stammering and even panic attacks.