Free course

Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

Free statement of participation on completion

Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks, for their family and friends, and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment. The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack. These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic. It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen, and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves. 

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • provide a definition of panic and panic attack
  • understand aspects of the personal experience of panic attacks
  • understand some key ideas about why people have panic attacks
  • know where someone experiencing panic attacks might get help or help themselves.