THE MANY EFFECTS OF ANXIETY ON YOUR BREATHING

MINDRISE CLIFFNOTES THE ROLE OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) Hyperventilation is one such instance where the supply of oxygen is so excessive that the actual amount that is carried to the organs is low in comparison. Contrary to common belief, carbon dioxide is not a waste gas, but rather an essential element of the respiratory system. […]

DOES THE AMYGDALA ACTUALLY INHIBIT PANIC ATTACKS?

The amygdala triggers spontaneous “breathing pauses” as a response to an anxiety-provoking situation, but they don’t normally trigger panic attacks. However people with hypersensitivity to Co2 changes (such as panic disorder patients) tend to experience panic attacks when those pauses occur more frequently.