Suffering from a panic attack at work can be very upsetting. When you're at work, you might want to keep certain things private, but having a panic attack can ruin this for you.

The problem with panic attacks is that they can happen anywhere and at any time. NOTHING about panic attacks follows any logical rules. You can be stressed and still be fine; you can be relaxed and suddenly get one.

An employee can lose their confidence, perhaps under performs and also become extremely self-conscious of what their co-workers might be thinking.

Panic Attack Sufferers Guard Their 'Secret'

This is why panic attack sufferers want to keep this private and hope their 'secret' is never known. A panic attack can make this incredibly difficult. There may be an urge to escape.

Panic attacks can lead to panic disorder, which can lead to agoraphobia. This could result in being absent from work or worse, even lead to becoming unemployed.

Sufferers will go to extreme lengths to conceal their secret and will even resort to lying and making up excuses. This may eventually catch up with them and they may be let go.

This is why it is VERY important to do something about the problem, because, as mentioned, one problem can so easily lead to other problems, including depression.

It is a treatable condition, but it will require work. Only by working at the problem and practicing will you eventually get better. There are things that can also reduce the frequency and intensity of attacks.

Conventional And Alternative Treatments Do Work

Taking medication along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is very helpful. CBT requires your active participation, so be prepared to face the challenges.

There are many drugs available today, so one will be right for you. If something doesn't work, tell your doctor so that you can go onto something else. There are many other treatment options too.

Panic Away and The Linden Method are two drug-free programs created by ex-sufferers. Thousands have used their programs to overcome their issues and live normally and free of fear.

If you've postponed looking for help but then suffered a panic attack at work, it's time you did something. There's no reason to keep suffering because you can get better.

Author's Bio: 

Giri Anantha has experience in panic attacks, panic disorder and agoraphobia. His website is called Panic And Agoraphobia and this article with some useful resources can be found at: