What does an anxiety emergency look like?
If the patient is unable to control an anxiety emergency or an intense panic attack, they may need to go to the emergency room. Extreme cases of breathlessness can result in palpitations, a condition in which the heart beats too quickly to efficiently circulate blood through the body.
Should I go to the emergency room because of my anxiety?
A consultation to the emergency room is recommended for anyone suffering anxiety or their first panic attack to ensure that the source of their concern is not a cardiac arrest, breathing difficulty, hormonal problems, or other severe medical issue such as uneven or fast heartbeat.
Is it needed to be hospitalized for an anxiety emergency?
You may have to be hospitalized until your panic episodes are under control if they become too severe or occur too frequently. If you have panic attacks and another medical condition, such as phobias or depression, you may need to stay in the hospital for a short time.
What does the hospital do in the event of a panic attack?
If you go to the emergency room, an ECG, blood tests, and a chest X-ray may be performed to ensure that you are not experiencing a heart attack or other major problem. The doctor may also prescribe sedatives to help you unwind. If you get panic attacks frequently, talk to your doctor or a therapist.