Explaining the symptoms of Panic Attacks
If we consider only the fear or what the medicos sometimes call the “fight or flight response”, then we cannot explain the symptoms. Furthermore in most cases anxiety does not normally occur during a panic attack, however if it does occur (after many panic attacks) it is a further complicating factor but once we understand both panic and anxiety we can explain how anxiety may further complicate matters.
The DSM also defines a panic attack as “a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, in which four (or more) of the following symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 mins. The DSM does not treat a panic attack as an illness but does consider them as a disorder (a mental illness) if there are four or more. The symptoms given in the DSM 5 are as follows, and I have organized them in order of their relevance to specific organs, eg the heart, lungs etc.
The symptoms they give are:-
Symptoms involving heart function
- Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
Symptoms involving lung function
- Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
- Feeling of choking
Symptoms involving energy production in the body
- Chills or hot flushes
- Trembling or shaking
Symptoms involving stomach/digestive system function
- Nausea or abdominal distress
Symptoms involving brain function
- Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
Plus (Not in DSM) some people report that they are afraid of
‘fear of losing control and doing something embarrassing’
(should be in red and when I choose red it won’t change)
Symptoms resulting from the situation
- Derealization (feelings of unreality) or
- depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
- Fear of losing control or going crazy
- Fear of dying
Only when we consider the effects of fear co-existing with a coping mechanism can we appreciate the bodily malfunction, which is stress AND that gives us a handle on understanding the symptoms, why they arise and what they mean.
(All the information here is the result of my own research and my findings).
People with EMCM People with LMCM
(Fear is the same in both.)
| EMCM: Elevated Metabolism Coping Mechanism ACHIEVED BY: deeper breaths so more oxygen into the body. PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS:
1. increase in thyroid activity and increased levels of thyroxin, the hormone that regulates metabolism at the cellular level.
2. more energy made by the muscles which ends up as heat.
MENTAL EFFECT: attention is distracted.
POSSIBLE REASON: unrelated high activity in the brain.
NET EFFECT: the person avoid what is distasteful in their life.
| LMCM: Lowered Metabolism Coping Mechanism ACHIEVED BY: shallow breaths so less oxygen into the body.PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS:
1. Stimulated PNS action
2. decrease thyroid activity so decreased thyroxin level
3. less energy made by the muscles in the body.
MENTAL EFFECTS:attention reduced.
POSSIBLE REASON: possibly brain process as in early sleep.
NET EFFECT: the person avoid what is distasteful in their life.
|Effects of EMCM.The breath is deepened owing to habit, so volume of the lungs is increased automatically and involuntarily. This causes the heart to go faster –outside of a person’s control.**RESULT: increases energy-producing processes (metabolism).||Effects of LMCM.The breathing is more shallow owing to habit, so volume of the lungs is decreased automatically and involuntarily. This causes the heart to go slower –outside of a person’s control.**RESULT: decreases energy-producing processes (metabolism).|
| Effect of EMCM & fear on heart.Normally this is only a mini increase, BUT in very unpleasant circumstances ie inexplicable danger, this mini increase becomes a maximum increase.AND remember the person is experiencing intense fear, so the heart and the lungs are already working very hard.
Net effect of EMCM & FEAR on the heart.
Signals to the heart to go faster when heart already going fastHeart muscle is seriously over worked may quickly become fatigued, giving rise to some pain. Heart is “overloaded” with too much signal to go faster which may seriously over-exert the heart The heart becomes too strong for inactive states thus pumps more blood faster so blood pressure rises steeply.
Thus we have accelerated heart rate, pounding heart and chest pain
| Effect of LMCM & fear on heart.Normally this is only a mini decrease,BUT in very unpleasant circumstances ie inexplicable danger, this mini decrease becomes a maximum decrease.AND remember the person is experiencing intense fear, so the heart and the lungs are already working very hard.
Net effect of LMCM & FEAR on the heart.
Signals to the heart to go fast and slow at the same time The heart is receiving conflicting signals. The heartbeat will still be fast but may become irregular. Thus the heart’s strength and rhythm are affected, and that means the heart’s output capacity is affected. This will cause discomfort in the chest.The heart becomes ineffective as a pump.Blood pressure may remain high with possible backlog in veins.Indeed the whole biological system may become conflicted.
Thus we have palpitations, accelerated heart rate and chest discomfort and maybe pain as well
| Effects of EMCM on the lungs – breathing difficulties. Habitual deep breathing means an increased lung capacity that may result in enlargement / structural changes of the ribcage and overinflated lungs if the habit has been used frequently from a relatively early age. This is a disadvantageous lung anatomy in cases where they need to deepen their breathing suddenly and rapidly as happens when EMCM is brought into strong effect on top of FEAR conditions.
Any attempt to deepen the breath when breathing is already very deep may cause spasm of the tubes leading from the back of the mouth to the lungs, i.e., the trachea and bronchioles. An expanded lung anatomy / physiology exacerbates the problem. For to take a deeper breath the lungs need to be able to relax and hold a lesser condition first.
If the lungs are already upheld in an expanded position and the breathing is already deep and uncontrollably rapid, then any effort to deepen the breath is made from a maximal structural and functional position. This is not rapid breathing done out of choice. The person is experiencing acute fear and strongly influenced by the SNS when they additionally incite a coping mechanism owing to inexplicable sense of danger. To attempt to breath more deeply from a maximal position may cause the muscles in the lungs to spasm so breathing difficulties and/or asthma-like symptoms may develop.
Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
Feeling of choking
| Effects of LMCM on the lungs – breathing difficulties. Habitual shallow breathing means an decreased lung capacity that may result in underdevelopment/ structural changes of the ribcage and underinflated lungs if the habit has been used frequently from a relatively early age. Underdeveloped lung anatomy may in some cases becomes disadvantageous for the full expression of fear, i.e., for the body to properly prepare itself for strenuous action, ( the limitations may become visible also with strong exercise).
Depending on the degree of underdevelopment of the lungs, it may exacerbate the conflict situation in the lungs (and ultimately also the heart).The lungs may also be affected by simultaneous and strong actions of the SNS and PNS, the conflict situation.
An increase in SNS tone (due to fear) dilates the bronchioles, while a decrease in oxygen intake together with action of the PNS that is brought into play constrict the bronchioles. To have both nervous systems with their associated endocrine products acting together creates a situation that amount to a drastic cut back on the lungs when they were trying to work at maximum capacity. Thus rapid, shallow breathing quickly develops into breathing difficulties. The tubes into the lungs (from the trachea to the bronchioles) may spasm giving a choking feeling and asthma-like symptoms may develop.
Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
Feeling of choking
|OTHER EFFECTS OF EMCM.||OTHER EFFECTS OF LMCM.|
|Effects on the Brain.Dizziness or light-headedness in this case is caused by hyperventilation, as too much oxygen going to the brain. lightheadedness||Effects on the Brain.Dizziness or light-headedness, in this case, is due to hypoventilation as too little oxygen going to the brain. The same blood goes to the brain as to the rest of the body. If the muscles are shivering owing to a lack of oxygen then the brain cannot be experiencing an excess. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, faint,|
Effects on body temperature. The individual will feel excessively hot These people will not shiver since they are making more energy and therefore more heat than is needed, not less. Shivering is only experienced when there is not enough heat in the body. These people experience hot flushes instead.
Effects on body temperature. The individual will feel excessively cold as their metabolism is running minimally. These people will shiver since they are making less energy and therefore less heat than is needed by the body. Shivering or vibrating muscles is a feature of all mammals. When there is not enough heat generated the muscles will vibrate to provide sufficient heat in the body for life. These people experience chills, trembling or shaking.
|SWEATING.The person may sweat and even sweat spontaneously and profusely as their metabolism is pushed to maximum. Sweating||SWEATING.The person may or may not sweat, it depends on how badly the heart may be affected. Fear and LMCM does have similar symptoms to Fear and Worry (i.e., one form of anxiety) but where with anxiety sweating is most likely it is not the case here. I will explain this with anxiety).Sweating if with anxiety|
Effects on blood circulation. Blood Pressure becomes extremely high.
Numbness may result due to resistance to the passage of blood through the small blood vessels, particularly the arteries temporary peripheral resistance.
Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
Effects on blood circulation. Blood pressure remains high.
Numbness and tingling may result due to a fluctuating cardiac output that may have an effect on the blood pressure at the extremities and therefore changes in intensity of blood flow at the extremities.
Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations).
| Effects on the stomachNausea will be experienced only if the person has eaten recently or becomes seriously anxious (I will discuss in another section).
Nausea if eaten recently and/or anxious
| . Effects on the stomach.Nausea involves a conflict situation for the stomach. It may be a direct result of fear and a LMCM or it could still be caused by the conflicting actions of anxiety, (I will discuss in another section). Strong action of the SNS declines the activities of the stomach and indeed of the entire digestive system. If at the same time there is a LMCM, then actions of the PNS become relevant and oppose the actions of the SNS.
The stomach attempts to work and stop working either simultaneously or if anxiety is present, then in an alternating fashion. The peristaltic movements of the stomach are both stimulated and declined creating nausea.
Nausea or abdominal distress and made worse if eaten or anxious
|Effects on excretory sphincters in fear with EMCM. The ‘fear of losing control and doing something embarrassing’ here primarily relates to involuntarily passing of faeces. Like the urinary tract the end of the large intestine at the anus also has two sphincters, an inner and an outer sphincter –a ring-like muscle that tightens to close and relaxes to open. The inner one is controlled by the automatic nervous system.
The PNS causes relaxation while the SNS causes constriction and thus containment of the faeces. It is normally closed. The external one is under voluntary control (from the first few years of life) so that the reflex is controlled by the higher centres in the brain.
Defecation normally happens when this sphincter is relaxed. However the process may be stimulated by any sudden increases of sufficient intensity in abdominal pressure. This means when the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles are contracted.
If the person experiences forced expirations due to an EMCM there will be an increase in thoracic pressure (in the chest) which forces the diaphragm downwards and thereby increasing the abdominal pressure.
This of course under the circumstances we are taking here is automatic and under habit and an urgency to find a comfort zone. Certainly the skeletal muscles, which include the muscles of this external sphincter, are experiencing higher activity due to fear and EMCM.
However even though this sphincter is constricted it may be suddenly relaxed due to sudden increases in abdominal pressure and because the thinking part of the brain is temporarily suspended so cannot check the situation, i.e., cannot exercise the voluntary control. So its relaxation is possible under all the conditions that come into play, making involuntary defecation likely.
|Effects on excretory sphincters in fear with LMCM.The ‘fear of losing control and doing something embarrassing’ here primarily relates to involuntarily passing of urine. Urine is stored in the bladder. For urine to be passed there needs to be a contraction of the bladder wall and a relaxation of the inner sphincter. This is facilitated by the PNS.
With a LMCM the PNS tone is suddenly increased. This can cause a sudden contraction of the bladder and a momentary relaxation of the inner sphincter. (There are two sphincters here too an inner and an outer, and it’s the same deal –one under voluntary control one not).
Faced with sudden increase of PNS tone, even in a milder form, a person will try to hold back the flow of urine by tightening the muscles of the outer sphincter. Ordinarily we have voluntary control of this muscle.
However, having unwittingly lowered the metabolism in the skeletal musculature, which includes the outer sphincter, and having a high PNS tone alongside of a high SNS tone, the person may become unable to control the sphincter muscle. For depending on the degree of coping habit called into play, the sphincter muscle may become unreactive or only mildly reactive. This is owing to low metabolism (the effect of LMCM). So some urine may be unavoidably voided.
|A serious health problem is created primarily involving the heart as the heart has become overloaded or over-exerted. One can thus understand the fear of dying.||Here too a serious health problem is created primarily involving the heart as the heart has become seriously conflicted. One can thus understand the fear of dying.|
A sense of unreality may be experienced and for same reason in both coping mechanisms. I discuss later.
A sense of unreality may be experienced and for same reason in both coping mechanisms. I discuss later.
|A fear of going crazy is also the same for both coping mechanisms. I discuss later.||A fear of going crazy is also the same for both coping mechanisms. I discuss later|
** note, a habit is out of our control in a time of panic because we call upon it automatically, ie subconsciously. A habit is only out of our control while we continue using the habit. However we can change all our habits by first bringing the action in to consciousness and then choosing to do otherwise. And change cannot be achieved in a single event. It takes time to unlearn what we have taken years to learn. And this can only effectively be done in lesser conditions than at time of panic or other extreme situations. It means that we are willing to stay with what is unpleasant, examine it and deal with it appropriately and not by trying to escape by creating mental fuzz. To unlearn the coping habit /comfort zone seeking is the single most effective means you can utilize to improve your health.
Sense of unreality.
When the scene that a person sees appears ordinary and benign but has been made extraordinary and menacing by the foul play in motion, then sensory and insightful information is in conflict in the mind and that may also mean conflicting conditions in the brain. Firstly the woman perceives through what I prefer to call “sensory-aided perception”, which means with the aid of her sense organs, i.e., her eyes, ears etc. She gathers information about her environment and this information is telling her that everything around her, the scene at the shops is just as it should be, ordinary and benign.. nothing is amiss. Her insightful perception (i.e., her direct mental perception or ESP, psi or whatever we call it), is giving the woman very different information. She perceives dire danger and for that reason her emotional response, i.e., her bodily response is that of fear. Now the more she trusts her sensory information and uses this as “evidence” of reality, the more she will distrust her insightful information. She cannot however dismiss the insightful information because this is based on her awareness and that doesn’t change. Her awareness is that there is danger in her environment. The net result? She will be unable to substantiate her fear reaction based on what she sees and that will be distressing, and distressing on top of the distress she feels over the danger.
The information she has about her environment through her senses and that which she has gained through insight (ESP) just don’t match up. What is she to do? The vast majority of people trust what they see and hear and have been taught, influenced, lead to believe that their insight is either a fiction of their imagination, delusional or paranoia etc., that it is not real in other words! So she will move to deny her insightful information and that denial means she will move to make the ideas of danger unconscious.
Note she cannot just discharge them from mind because they are not imaginary but real. She is perceiving.. and that means becoming aware of.. her insight is giving her a picture of reality alright. So she will do the only thing she can do and that is to call into play a comfort zone. That is done automatically because it is habitual. By the time we reach adulthood and given we have no other benefits like meditational practice, our habitual responses are involuntary responses. On top of that this habit is so simple to effect. It is just a change in the way we breathe. If we have an EMCM then we will begin to breathe deeply. If we have a LMCM then we will begin to take shallow breathes and maybe even hold down a breath now and then. In this sort of situation our bodies will not only act on “automatic pilot” but with force as well! Thus the first coping method will drastically increase oxygen supply to the body and influence the heart to beat faster. The heart and the lungs are really two parts of one system. Influence one you influence the other.
The second method of coping will drastically decrease the oxygen supply and influence the heart to go slower. So we have in the first case the overload situation and in the second case a conflict as I describe in the table above. I mention all this again here for a reason and that is this. The actions that we take in coping will not help. Indeed quite the opposite is true. While we may have an element of danger in the shopping mall or where ever, we will have now created another element of danger within our bodies as well. This only adds to the problem in a devastating way because it makes the danger greater so more fear in the body, which in turn makes us try to cope more and that makes the danger even greater still and so on. So not only is it not a solution it escalates the problem exponentially (ie it sky-rockets!). This is the very nature of the panic. It is a twofold response of reaction and counter reaction, each of which makes the other worse. Now let’s see what this means with respect to the sense of unreality.
The sense of unreality does not however result directly out of such conditions, no matter how bad they are because if we trust our insightful information as well as our sensory information then we may say to ourselves
“okay, I don’t see or hear or smell etc., anything wrong here but I got a feeling that there is something wrong, so what is it? This will lead us to investigation and indeed modify some of the conditions of the fear reaction. It this clear acknowledgement that “our environment” is not only our physical environment but also our interpersonal that can keep us “on the rails”. When we acknowledge all this we are indeed grounded and thus we will experience no sense of unreality. However if you buy into the scientific paradigm holus-bolus (and be warned there are serious cracks in its foundations) then you are forced to mistrust the insightful information as you are only allowed to consider your interpersonal environment as only the physical interactions with those in your life. Most people are in that boat due also to social pressures.
Social pressure is based partly on the medical misinformation and partly on the “wolves” in our modern concrete jungles, whose interests are to push people to distrust their insight and to consider it as abnormal. In this latter case you lose your self-confidence. It is this loss of confidence that plays a key role in the “sense of unreality” experience and remarkably as it may sound that too is SOMATIC in nature. No psychology here too!
If a scene looks ordinary by the sensory information that we have, but which at the same time makes us feel fearful owing to the insightful information we gain, then a serious contradiction arises, and serious because of two counts. The one is that it may give rise to conflicting rather than harmonious brain activity. That I am not certain about but I strongly suspect it to be the case. The other however I am certain about. The loss of confidence in one’s self basically means the person ceases to trust their thoughts or doesn’t know which thoughts to trust.
Thoughts are very important with respect to changes in body function AND the very foundation of personal self. Thoughts may arise out of our own reasoning, but they may also be perceptions of our environment and that includes our interpersonal environment. We first of all deem whether a thought is real, relevant and significant in some way and to what extent. Based on these criteria we may discharge the thought from mind or act upon it. The thought that we deem real and significant and relevant in our lives acts like a directive on the body. So for instance, as in this case, the thought of danger moves the body into the fear reaction or what doctor’s call “the fight or flight response”. Thoughts of loss will bring about sadness reactivity; thoughts that point to injustice arouse anger reactivity in the body and so on. The loss of trust creates a quagmire, because while they trust the sensory information to the exclusion of the insightful information, they are faced with an impasse, and that is of course accompanied by the inexplicable and intensying fear.
Firstly this situation is untenable and unresolvable, so the only road, down which they can travel, is to incite more coping mechanism. And as you can see more coping mechanism only makes the fear grows out of proportions and overwhelms them.
Secondly and most importantly the personal self is nothing more than an aggregate of ideas and associated somatic responses. You can check this out by becoming a meditator. Meditation begins with concentration, holding the attention steady (which is why it aids in getting rid of comfort zones and coping habits). If you try to hold still the attention by way of the personal self, then you fail because the personal self may look stable but is really in a constant state of flux. Every idea that is perceived, by which ever means, is capable of giving rise to reactivity in the body. If the personal self is the aggregate of ideas and associated bodily reactivity, then it is like a pond into which stones fall disturbing its waters. The waters will be different with each and every disturbance. Well you might say the water is still the water. True the body is still the body but it is different in states of fear than it is in states of joy, than it is at rest and so on. And there is nothing constant.
A Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, and one of my ancestors, once said “you can’t put your foot in the same river more than once”! This same idea is true when we consider the body. It is not the same body, moment to moment! There are a myriad changes, changes in structure and in function. There are different electrical impulses, different chemical compounds and different activity. Even the skeleton is being constantly rebuilt and never in exactly the same way because everything we do affects it is renewal. And that makes this so-called theory of chemical imbalances, which they can’t make up their minds about, a load of you know what. To have chemical imbalances you have to have some position of balance and there is none. Everything is in a constant state of flux.
There is no balance point that is fixed from which we could claim imbalances. The personal self, which appears stable and continuous is really an ephemeral being that is reliant on a continuous stream of perception and perception is twofold, both sensory-aided and direct mental perception. Our experience is bilateral. Take one or other away and you create a distortion. To give an analogy, if we cover one eye we still see the world around us but we lose the perception of depth. Everything looks flat. Similarly but more dramatically, if we accept only one form of perception to the exclusion of the other we degrade our sense of reality. So we experience a sense of unreality for two reasons. Firstly we cannot correlate what we see around us as real with what we “feel” to be true, ie what we mentally perceive as real. And this is compounded because as the totality of our perception is fractured, so too our very sense of personal self becomes fractured. And the fracture is due to simultaneously having thoughts, i.e., perceptions that we trust and thoughts that we don’t trust and both of which we experience as equally real. The coordination between the two aspects of perception is lost.
There is also an additive problem here that we also need to take into account. The nature of fear as it escalates to terror takes away the sense of continuity that is needed for the integrity of the personal self. In fear the initial conditions allow the brain to focus on perception so the thinking and discriminative faculty is temporarily disabled or given low priority. If however the fear escalates and there is a greater and greater urgency for perception over anything else, then even other areas become affected, so for instance memory may become affected. People in the midst of terrifying conditions may forget simple things that are most common to them such as their phone number, their card pin numbers and even their names. This is an additive problem because personal self is also dependent on a continuation of the most familiar and with intense fear this may become disabled. So here again the personality is affected because the things “a person” needs as anchors, such as names, phone numbers etc, that which defines them are temporarily lost.
The extinction of personal self that precedes and is part of the mystical experience is a natural process, whereas the destruction or fracturing of the personal self is unnatural and disorientating. So in meditation you will make no progress if you, as personal self seek to rest your attention on an object of meditation, a prop that will stabilize your attention and stop the wandering mind. Only with the observing self, the impersonal or universal self can you make progress. And from this level you do reach a stage of extinction of personal self and there is no fear because there is a shift in identify. There is no more identifying with the activities of mind and their result (ie emotion in the body). It is a state of true rest or what has been describe in Christianity as “the peace that passes all understanding”.
The very people who readily criticise and ridicule a person who feels that things are not as they appear to be are indeed the toxic people that adversely affect others in the first place. Toxic people are quick to criticise and are very vocal about there being “no evidence”, because this helps them hide the violence that they perpetrate on unsuspecting others. And even when they are not directly involved in a particular foul game, they nonetheless recognize what is going on and take advantage to get some “fun” for themselves by delivering an additional blow to the victim. Furthermore all toxic people have a vested interest in camouflaging their handiwork and the way they most commonly do so is with the use of the medical position. They are well aided by the medicos and the medical industry in general and they know it. Indeed I have seen time and time again that they seek to present a medical reason, as for instance that the victim may be paranoid or perhaps on some sort of medication (hinting side-effects), to provide them with their defence. And of course the medicos have a whole schedule of drugs for sale and the ones that they can sell to are the victims. So why not protect the wolves in society and blame the sheep? It is just good economic sense and there is no law against it! Furthermore non-toxic people are kept in ignorance, which means they can be easily drawn into the fray to victimize the victim further, by treating them as crazy.
Feeling sorry for someone for having a mental illness only serves to disempower the victim and empower the wolves. It is not moral support in any way, shape or form. All of this only serves to damage and degrade our community, ruin our quality of life and manifest copious amounts of medical conditions that can be traded for profit.
Fear of going crazy.
The fear of going crazy or “losing one’s mind” is associated with a seeming inability to exercise free will. And there is NOTHING psychological about it. Specifically it is about being able to entertain thoughts that are desirable and to discard those that are undesirable. However thoughts do not ‘just happen’, nor are they produced in the brain. It is easy to see that thoughts/perceptions, which are aided by sensory information, give information about our physical environment. Thoughts/ perceptions that are obtained through direct mental means, it can be shown by research that lay people can do, give us information about our interpersonal environment. Both such informative thoughts are not of our choosing. This is a crucial point of research that needs to be done.
The experiments on panic attack and anxiety attacks are of great significant because they prove that the mind is not simply the brain or the brain’s function. And they show us that we have both sensory-aided and direct mental perception, and the two are correlated. But the most important thing you need to appreciate is that some of your thoughts are perceptions and not of your making. So for instance you may see a red car moving along in traffic, i.e., you perceive something in your physical environment. You may get “a bad feeling” about someone that you see, i.e., you perceive something in your interpersonal environment. Both are perceptions and both you do not create. They are not of your choosing. You did not choose to see the red car when you look onto the street and likewise you did not choose to “have a bad feeling” about the person you see. These are perceptions of what is there in your environment both physical and interpersonal. You don’t try to get the thought of the red car out of your mind while you perceive it because you accept it as a valid observation. However we are pushed to discard the mental perception of the “bad feeling” as psychiatrists want to claim this to be delusional. The argument is always “where is the evidence” and if you try to say your evidence is in your insight, your ESP (which I call direct mental perceptions), then they say that there is no evidence for ESP. And it is not that there is no scientific evidence, there is. But they move to say “it simply can’t be real”. They use a baseless opinion under their medical ticket so they can call it a medical opinion. The true is that ESP shows up the cracks in the scientific paradigm but even more seriously ESP exposes the true causes of disease and empowers and validates people to such an extent, that they no longer need doctors for the most part.
So what happens during a panic attack? When a person is exposed to danger they will naturally have thoughts relating to that danger. When the danger is apparent, we do not try to eradicate the thoughts. We accept them as they are part and parcel of our experience and the information that we need to help us work out what to do next. However where the danger is not apparent and the person does not trust their insight so rejects the thoughts, they will attempt to discard them instead. Unfortunately these are not ‘just thoughts’ and they are NOT delusional. The thoughts are the discernment of a real situation, but that discernment is found as a result of insightful and not sensory information. This phenomenon has been observed in the laboratory by the medical profession, in pre-cognition experiments. People are able to discern insightfully what they are about to see, if that which they are about to see is going to be distressing. And even before the computer has chosen to display a distressing image, which is why they call them precognition or pre-selection experiments. Moments before the image is displayed on the screen the person’s distress is recorded. Their distress is physiologically and a measure of various bodily function changes such as heart rate. This is exactly the same situation in panic and anxiety but instead of a computer and a distressing image, this is about the actions, arsenal and criminal intent of criminals that are brought into an unsuspecting person’s environment, particularly in a public place by a toxic chief offender and most commonly a spouse!
In a public place anyone can approach, legitimately pass by or be in the same general area as the person targeted. Just as in pre-cognition experiments, the person’s thoughts as occur reflect reality! So even though these people do not act strange so the danger is kept hidden and hence not apparent, it is still discernable by the person targeted who has been relationally entangled to the criminals involved.
There are no independent witnessess possible and others who witness the event are never reliable witnesses because they are not privy to the interpersonal environment of the person panicked.
The thoughts that depict danger are not thoughts we can readily dismiss while ever that danger exists. However there is an added problem here. We need to appreciate that when the CGIs arrive on the scene the person targeted will become aware of them but not consciously aware. They will only know that they feel hot. It is only when the chief offender, the spouse in this case, offers up ideas that point to the danger. And appreciate that those ideas do not just point to the fact that there are criminals in her vicinity. The ideas he presents, as “something terrible could happen” depict his ill will and ill intent as well. He wants to get her to agree to submission in order to call off the danger. So the ideas he is presenting carry a lot of weight BUT of course only when the person is unsuspecting of the foul game play. As the victim is being addressed by someone they know and trust and indeed may be calling to mind for comfort, then the perception of those thoughts are not avoidable. When the person erroneously believes their thoughts are groundless they walk into quicksand. In trying and failing to dismiss them, such a person will erroneously feel that they cannot exercise their free will or control their mind anymore and it can be extremely distressing.
The creation of this problem is the nuts and bolts of the terrorization of a person primarily by the chief offender but in real terms also by a toxic mob. The deceitful means that are used make the victim believe they are adversely influenced by some malicious person or “force” which is “unseen”. They feel as if someone is making them have thoughts against their will. This is not true. No toxic person can make you have thoughts against your will. The thoughts merely reflect what is happening. Thus by carrying a gun and holding criminal intent the victim will have thoughts that reflect this reality. The thoughts of imminent danger also reflect that someone, with whom they are in strong and often intimate relationship, is giving the “initial go ahead” to approach the victim with the view to do harm.
Note: to shoot someone in a public place there are two ways of doing it.
One is if a criminal stations themselves somewhere that the victim frequents and stay there over time until they arrive, if they arrive. This might be fruitful and it might not as the targeted person may never go there again, especially if they get a bad feeling about it. This is a difficult road and I would say is never used. Information is needed to do a crime.
The other is when the criminal has information about the movements of the person that is to be targeted. What time exactly is someone likely to walk through the park! In the example I’ve used the information is, “she will be at the shoe shops at 3pm on Thursday of next week”. Then the criminals can find the person either by waiting for them as part of the crowd or after the person has arrived as passers-by.. easy!
And indeed in what is done –a panic attack, harm is done even though the body will return to normal function soon after. It is just not permanent harm unless and until it is done relentlessly. But it is not only harm done as in damage to the body. A person’s human rights are brutally abused. And it is important to mention too that this harm cannot be done without the medical misinformation.
The victim certainly sees the criminals so they do have sensory information but they do not know who these people are and indeed if any of them hold any relevance to their lives. And since the criminals are dressed befitting of the venue and don’t act strange, the victim does not characterise them as criminals. They are assumed benign because they are dressed well and behave normally.
The game play can be escalated here as the victim can also be made to feel that some supernatural “all-knowing power” is affecting their life. To understand this we need to appreciate that toxic people never act alone. They are networked and they always do harm by proxy and with the utilization of a mob and not normally just one or two others. All manner of information about the person that they want to victimize is gathered by toxic people. If it is a spouse or someone else close to the victim who is toxic then the problem of obtaining information is no problem. If however the victim is someone that has been identified as a good person or talented person whom a toxic mob want to “play with” then one or more of them will befriend the victim over time. These people always appear to be helpful and trustworthy in order to betray the person and through that betrayal get close enough as to be offered information. People in relationship offer information liberally, even when they don’t realize it. In conversation we say a great deal about ourselves. Most people are however interactive and want to discuss their lives, their desires, fears, aspiration etc with others. This information is then craftily used against the individual in circumstances that are both terrifying and inexplicable. So for instance the culprits may present ideas about the woman having her periods, if the bleeding is heavy, if you has recently lost a credit card etc.
In this case these thoughts are presented as something known by someone else. “Didn’t you just lose your keys” is a thought that addresses the person and as it is true it appears confounding. Of course the “friend” or spouse or whoever it is to whom this information was given is not suspected as a culprit in a time of crisis or involved in any way. Remember in fear states discrimination is suspended more or less and this works against the unsuspecting person. How is it possible? Who can know I lost my keys? There is no identity to which the victim can pin those words so they may assume then that some mysterious, supernatural “all knowing” powerful being is adversely influencing them and the cause of their woes.
Appreciate too that if this person speaks up about their suspicions of “malevolent beings controlling them” they will be blamed for their perceptions. “You must have some personal demons.. deep down in your psyche you’re really a bad person… bla, bla, bla”! Psychiatry is NOT empirically driven, judgements are made without scientific evidence, indeed by trashing scientific evidence and denying the truth. Mere conjecture is the order of the day. Thus they declare the victim’s experience invalid and crazy. Relevant scientific research can show definitively that the victim’s experience is solidly based on reality! Only that reality, everyone’s reality is both physical /externally experience AND mental/ internally experience. Reality has two aspects a physical aspect and a non-physical aspect and the two are correlated.. nay they are one!
These two aspects, the sense of unreality that can be created and the fear of going crazy, both of which are extremely perplexing, and highly distressing to the victim, illustrates how damaging is the current medical opinion, which says that our thoughts are delusional if we lack sensory information to back them up.
Psychiatrists are really measuring normal, healthy function and calling it abnormal. How? How a person reacts to ideas dictates their particular brain states at any given time and those brain states do not simply pertain to perception and reasoning but also the initial actions that will stimulate changes in the rest of the body and the signals from the body back to the brain because the brain and the rest of the body have a two way communication. A person who is troubled, which most commonly is done by underhanded means, will become anxious. I will discuss anxiety later but I use it here because panic is not possible to measure on demand. So if we use anxiety we can see that it involves thinking and attempted problem solving as well as action in the body particularly those of the heart. Their brain activity will be different to a person who is not troubled and calm and whose heart is not receiving conflicting signals.
Certainly when there is both fear and worry we have conflicting conditions and these are different conditions in the brain to where there is fear or worry, ie these emotions exist alone. However it can hardly be called a brain malfunction. It is as good as saying a runner in a race is not normal anymore because their brain states are different to those of a person sitting in the stadium watching the race! They test the person who is anxious against calm and untroubled and call one sick and the other well. This denies the fact that a person can be anxious or calm but is still healthy. If we panic owing to not understanding the circumstances, we are still not sick even though we go through a very terrifying experience. To call these conditions mental illness is a scam and a very profitable one at that.
It is vitally important that non-toxic lay people organize themselves and do the experiments to show that ESP WITHIN RELATIONSHIP is not only real but enormously significant. If it is also coupled with danger conditions giving rise to fear in the person targeted then ESP rises to be almost on par with sensory perception. It is vital to cut through the denials of doctors and discredit their claims that insightful perception is a symptom of mental disorder. They deny it on opinion only, they call any researcher into ESP a whacko and phoney and they reject and deny the evidence of ESP that has been documented in science journals. Their misinformation only opens the door wider for toxic people to use this form of ESP to gain power and influence over others with whom they are related. They justify the narcissistic / antisocial /psychopathic people calling their conditions ‘just behavioral disorders’ and the victims as supposedly mentally ill with illnesses they claim are incurable. If the abuse is not addressed of course it goes on continually and the victims are continually affected. BUT they are not sick. As soon as the abuse stops the person’s physicality returns to rest and they are 100% recovered! NO drugs necessary. And yet, as things are at present drugs and often lifelong courses of drug taking are the solutions they offer, and which many in desperation, partake. Even without the horrific side effects that quite often occur, taking drugs only camouflages the problem because this sort of maltreatment will ultimately lead to organ or tissue damage, eg heart disease. Toxic practices generate many and various medical conditions in the victims of maltreatment, depending upon the type of foul games that are played and medical conditions provide a rich bounty for the medical industry. We can not expect that the doctors are going to do the necessary reseach. We the non-toxic lay people need to do it and do it NOW! It is urgent.
Next post: I’ll examine this further as it is essentially all about “mental attacks” and the very stuff of physical disease.
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Note: all this information is to be treated as the author’s opinions. They are the result of my discoveries but you need to investigate these matters to arrive at your own informed opinions. However even more importantly you need to reach a stage of realization of the truth for yourself because only when you experience for yourself and reach a stage of realization will you become empowered. And once empowered you can stand against the greatest evil because all of evil is only deception and all humane people have enormous mental powers to combat evil. These realities make you strong. Knowledge is power but only when one has reached full realization of that knowledge.