Consider any stress or anxiety you're experiencing

Having panic attacks can be linked to stress and anxiety. They can often happen during or after periods of change or upheaval or after experiencing a difficult or traumatic event. They can even be triggered a long time after the trauma or incident.

It might be helpful to think about any stress you're experiencing. You can find more resources and information to help you tackle anxiety and stress and look after your wellbeing in the MindWell stress section.

If you think that your panic attacks may be connected to an unresolved trauma - you may need to talk to your GP or another professional about your concerns. It's possible for the memory of a traumatic event that happened in the past to remain unprocessed and be re-lived by the mind as if it's happening in the present.

Back to top