Don’t panic – but if you do, there is help


Don’t panic – but if you do, there is help

Panic attacks are a terrifying illness, but there's no need to suffer alone because it's highly treatable

Senior science reporter

From high-profile celebs like Emma Stone and Oprah Winfrey, to our own Trevor Noah, panic attacks stalk more people than non-sufferers might realise.

Just recently, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) marked July 10 as the day of awareness of panic attacks and panic disorder.

“Panic disorder can be a terrifying illness that can cause great distress and isolation, and limits your life. Don’t suffer in silence and alone. There is help. There is treatment. And there are people who understand. Don’t let panic win. You can take control back of your life again,” says the organisation’s Zane Wilson...

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