Deal with someone having a panic attack
If you have a history of panic attacks, then you are more likely to be able to deal with someone else having one. However, this is not always the case as they can present in different ways in different people. Also, if you have never had one then you may not know how to cope with someone else suffering, as you may not understand what it is.
You should try to find out why the panic attacks are happening in order to deal with the root of the problem. If they are triggered by an accident, you can help someone to find solicitors in Llanrwst and claim compensation for their injuries in order to achieve closure.
Finding solicitors in Llanrwst to get closure after an accident
If an accident has caused injuries and panic attacks down the line, finding solicitors in Llanrwst and claiming compensation can help you or your loved one to achieve closure about the accident. Accident Advice Helpline are available to provide experienced and dedicated solicitors in Llanrwst to process any claim.
The helpline is available on 0800 689 0500 on a landline, or 0333 500 0993 on a mobile.
Recognising a panic attack
A panic attack can have many different types of symptoms, which is why it can be difficult to recognise one right away even if you have had panic attacks before. Some of the symptoms for which you should be looking out include:
- Chest pains and a fast pulse;
- Rapid breathing;
- Trembling and twitching;
- Cold hands and sweaty palms;
- Abdominal cramps; and
- Vomiting and diarrhoea.
When to seek medical attention
If the victim has never experienced any sensations like these before, even if you suspect that they are having a panic attack, you should call a doctor or the emergency services. The problem with the symptoms of panic attacks is that they can also be the symptoms of very serious conditions, which may threaten the life of the person suffering from them.
Once a panic attack has been diagnosed, you do not need to call the emergency services straight away next time. You should also call the emergency services if the person becomes unresponsive, collapses or passes out and injures themselves.
How to calm the person down
If you are sure that they are suffering from a panic attack, you need to get the person away from the place in which they are currently having the attack, as clearly one or more stimuli are causing the attack. Sit them down, make them comfortable, and talk them through what they are feeling. They need to get to a point where they feel that they are completely safe, and that whatever happens is allowed to happen so that they can start to move past these feelings.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown