Anxiety Attack Symptoms Meaning Treatment Stop Control Information

Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Anxiety Attack. Anxiety Symptoms. Anxiety Meaning. Anxiety Treatment. Stop, Control, Get Rid of Symptoms and lots more.

This weeks video is on Anxiety! A very important topic which we help with in general practice, we’re looking at the Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack and Treatment options to help Stop, Control and give Relief.

Here is the chapter breakdown for this video,
00:00 Anxiety Attack Symptoms Meaning Treatment Stop Control Information
00:18 Anxiety Meaning and Symptoms
00:45 Anxiety Treatment
07:26 When to seek medical advice for Anxiety
08:18 Conclusion

Anxiety can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and how you behave.

It’s not always easy to recognise when anxiety is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently.

Physical symptoms:
faster, irregular or more noticeable heartbeat
feeling lightheaded and dizzy
chest pains
loss of appetite

Mental symptoms:
feeling tense or nervous
being unable to relax
worrying about the past or future
feeling tearful
not being able to sleep

Change in behaviour:
not being able to enjoy your leisure time
difficulty looking after yourself
problems concentrating at work
struggling to form or maintain relationships
worried about trying new things
avoiding places and situations that create anxiety

If you experience sudden, intense anxiety and fear, it might be the symptoms of a panic attack. Other symptoms may include:

a racing heartbeat
feeling faint, dizzy or light-headed
feeling that you’re losing control
sweating, trembling or shaking
shortness of breath or breathing very quickly
a tingling in your fingers or lips
feeling sick (nausea)
A panic attack usually lasts 5 to 30 minutes. They can be very frightening, but they’re not dangerous and should not harm you.

The world health organisation also have a great article on Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide is a stress management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises –

Repetitive habits also include your social media activity and the apps that you use. You could try minimising push notifications on your phone from apps or switching off from social media and having a mini technology detox. I’ve got some tips in a video on how to stop using your phone and social media from a previous video I made:

If you need more support, you can get free psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS.

You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP from the following link:

See a GP if:
• You’re struggling to cope with anxiety, fear or panic
• Things you’re trying yourself are not helping
• Having continuous negative thoughts or any thoughts of self harm or suicide
• You would prefer to get a referral from a GP

Ask for an urgent GP appointment or call 111 if:
• You need help urgently, but it’s not an emergency

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:
• You or someone you know needs immediate help
• You have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.

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I’m a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


  1. Wow it's effective lately i feel my neck feeling heavy, tight or squeezing and i follow your step i close my eyes while you're speaking and after that my neck feeling better now! It's all start because of heart palpitations and i got panicked as fck! And it's been a 1 month and i got anxiety!

  2. I’m not sure if this is considered a panic attack or anxiety attack but just a few seconds ago I got my second vaccine, I hate needles and when I was there I started watching the lady put the vaccine in the needle, I started looking around the room and at people rapidly, bouncing my leg, breathing heavily and hearing my heartbeat in my ears, when I saw the needle up close and saw how long it was my eyes went wide and I started doing it again, and mumbling answers to the lady that tried to calm me down after the shot I took a few breaths and calmed down, is that what a anxiety attack is like?

  3. I have a huge exam in 2 days and I keep getting chills, clenched jaw and high breathing rate…and I can't study Bcz of this, how am I suppose to deal with it..

  4. "People with anxiety don't have a train of thought. We have 7 trains on 4 tracks that narrowly avoid each other when paths cross, and all the conductors are screaming."

  5. is it bad that i have been anxious about literally anything for the past 2 days. no joke i was anxious of it being dark in my room.

  6. I've been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for over a year now. I have just found this video. I hope it can help me:<

  7. I know how painful it is to have anxiety. I tried to meditate, breathing in and out, trying to calm my mind. and try to find something that keeps you from thinking about your worries especially listening to the sounds of the atmosphere It will help the brain focus on the sound. So I try to remember what kind of sound I like and which one helps me. Until I started making videos like this myself in hopes of helping others. Please open your mind and listen.

  8. in this .moment I am using the technique of closing ur yes and breathing but it's fell like I am gasping for air even if I'm not and I am scared and can't fall asleep… it usually happens when I choke on food like I eated some chicken 3 hours ago and I accedentaly chocked it went away but now idk why I feel the same sensation I had when I was chocking

  9. My anxiety starts as soon as I wake up for school. And it gets wores when I arrive at school and it makes me feel like I’m gonna throw up and it makes me feel weak and tired and when I get home it goes away. I hope a your ideas work because I can’t take it anymore

  10. I got through this daily and i just learn a new technique that's actually starting to work and i tried a lot but anyway try just shaking your body head from toe for 30 seconds let all that Tension out you can cope with it but your body really just wants to let it out

  11. I have greater anxiety problems when i sleep ,heart rate increase a lot and stop my sleep . Also gerd is manifestating limited after treatment with diazepine . Thanks !.

  12. i dont know what to name this feeling but i will try to describe it: there's like a lump in my heart, it feels heavy, something is coiling in my tummy and the world seems all bleak, this has started since i received a particular bad grade 5 days ago( i had a hard month) and all my peers did way better than me, even my teacher scolded me and on the whole i feel so inferior…. sometimes i am normal and sometimes it weighs me down my worries

  13. everyday i think im going to die .,, no one knows what im going through its so hard .,,, i hope you can help me pls ????? im so afraid im afraid of everything

  14. i get so anxious that i ve stopped prtcptng in school activities… my entire body shakes …and it wont stop ..😢😢😢i m not able to enjoy small activities of life like a norml person …. i dont knw wht shld i do

  15. Sometimes im just being carefree and then all of a sudden the anxiety creeps in a takes over.
    Then my smile fades away and i can't go back to the nice feeling.
    I just stay anxious all day everyday, even when im alone. I'll just get it for literally nothing

  16. Mate, you're deadset amazing, I easily get too anxious and currently are. Either it's your demeanor, or vibe but this helped me immensely. Thank you

  17. I can’t no more😢 my anxiety has gotten worse the past months then any other anxiety I’ve had I’m been over thinking to much and I just wanna escape I can’t do this no more It’s literally driving me insane I try to seek help from my mom but with her ptsd it makes everything even worse so I can’t vent or talk to her about it and if I do she always says it’s the devil don’t let him get to you so it’s just so hard what to believe and what not I’ve never had suicidal thoughts ever in my life and I know I will never have he guts to do that but I’ve just been thinking about it for quite a while and I try not to think about it 😭😭 I don’t know what to do no more there was nobody to talk to about this so I came here and wrote this so people can help me and talk to me😢😭

  18. MY Dad is the reason I have anxiety since I was a kid to teenager and panice attack he always yell at my mom he always abuse and beat my mom and always blame everything on her I hate my life why did God create me into this family and I wish I never born and at school I have social anxiety depression and people laught at me and I'm I'm lonley my life feel like up side down and tearing apart it always my Dad he always angry and he is the one that always ruin the happiness in this family

  19. After watching this I realized that I need a doctor to talk about my anxiety because all the symptoms in physical and mental all cheaak out.

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