Viral video of man having panic attack.

Casey Throwaway (yes, that is his real name) decided to make a video of himself undergoing a panic attack to educate people that anxiety is real. I think it took a lot of courage for Casey to make this video and he is to be commended for his willingness to “run naked in public.”

Here is the article from The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/16/panic-attack-video-casey-throwaway_n_7600032.html

8 thoughts on “Viral video of man having panic attack.

    • It’s distressing there are so many cynics on Youtube saying he was faking. I have suffered panic attacks and while I didn’t cry, they are incredibly scary and debilitating. I thought i was losing my mind or dying. My panic attacks were at their worst when I was suffering C-PTSD and earlier, when I “tried on” narcissism in my 20s. I felt dissociated all the time, and those feelings of unreality led to my panic attacks. I don’t believe this guy is faking. Some do react with tears, like this man.

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      • I feel that most people, when they say someone is “faking” it (or that it’s not real), comes down to a lack of education about mental health disorders.

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  1. I don’t have panic attacks very often, but when I do, they are hellish. There are certain things that I know are likely to trigger them, which I avoid as much as possible, but they sneak through sometimes despite my best efforts.

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    • I don’t have them as much as I used to but don’t put me in an elevator. Ever. That’s sure to set one off. I always take the stairs, even if it’s many flights. People look at me like I’m crazy, but better they think I’m crazy then I feel like I’m going insane or dying.

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      • I have severe claustrophobia, and being stuck in a small space is pretty much guaranteed to give me a panic attack. I had to have an MRI years ago, and I had a full-blown panic attack when they put me in that stupid tube. I had a screaming fit and they had to call the whole procedure off. (They still billed me for the MRI, even though I didn’t actually have one.) For weeks afterward, just thinking about being in that tube would make me freak out.

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