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6 Signs That You Are Having a Panic Attack

When you feel panicky and like your body is being hijacked you might be having a panic attack. The intensity of the experience can be so disturbing that the duration of an attack like feels like an eternity. Everyone wants to feel as though they’re in control of their life, and this type of incident makes you feel the complete opposite. When one occurs, it can be at the most-inconvenient time and can actually put you in unsafe situations because you’re unaware, when it can strike. Ask ABC news journalist Dan Harris, who suffered a panic attack while delivering the news live in front of millions of T.V. watchers. If you haven’t suffered from one of these attacks, then be grateful. But according to the American Psychological Association (APA), one out of 75 people could experience one in their lifetime.

Here are the six signs of a panic attack:

1. An intense feeling of sudden danger, or impending doom.

Often, people can trace their first attack back to this kind of feeling and being aware they’re even vulnerable to having panic attacks to begin with. You feel as though your world is caving in on you, and there aren’t any present circumstances to explain why you’re having these feelings. There is an overwhelming sense of dread in the pit of your stomach that cannot be otherwise explained. It can be an elevated sense of nervousness that comes on without any warning.

2. Having difficulty breathing, or tightness within your throat.
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Are they attracted to you? 5 Physical Signs of Attraction

If you are a living and breathing human, chances are you have probably wondered whether someone is into you. There are many subtle cues that signal romantic connections, but some of them can be surprisingly difficult to spot. Before you make a move and risk rejection make sure you know the signals to look for.

Here are 5 clear signs of attraction.

Eye Contact
Sustained eye contact usually begins with furtive glances across the room. If you find yourself sharing long looks with another, that is a good sign your attraction is mutual. Once this first look is shared, evaluate whether it is simply a coincidence that you happened to look in the same direction, or maybe something more.
Short eye contact is another identifier for attraction. Does she look away quickly when you catch her watching? This is a big sign she could be interested but just a little shy. Another way to tell is if you notice him looking at you frequently but for short periods of time. Goes to show that eye contact does not need to be sustained to signal attraction.

Physical Touch
This can be anything from a gently bump of the shoulder to hair play. Nothing creates a spark like touching each of for the very first time. She might push your hair out of your face, or scoot closer to wipe a leaf out of your fringe. Sometimes men will place their hand on your back as they let you through a door, or lead you in a certain direction. This is derived from a dominating gesture meant to make the recipient feel safe and in good hands.

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