“The fear sometimes makes my throat choke up as if there were a strap around it.” “Because of fear I feel dizzy and my entire body shakes.” “I’m in agony when I’m driving my car.”
This or a similar experience is what patients report with regard to their agonizing state when suffering from panic attacks and anxiety.
In the worst cases, life becomes increasingly restricted. Fear is usually experienced as a constricting feeling on a subjective level. During panic attacks, however, the autonomic nervous system is intensely involved. Heart rate and breathing speed up, sweating increases and fear intensifies, leading to helpless panic. This may occur many times a day, even without an identifiable trigger.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on fear and panic attacks?