I go to a very academically rigorous college and have panic attacks almost every exam and when I get overwhelmed. Any tips for coping?

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  • MikeWizowski


    Hello!! I'm so sorry you are going through this, school is already difficult enough without having to worry about panic attacks :( if you haven't already, I would speak to your schools disabilities coordinator, or anyone in the position to ensure you have the best supports in place for your best learning. I was able to take my exams in a quiet room with extra time to complete. As for coping skills I made sure to finish studying at least 30 mins to an hour before the exam to take time to relax. I always make sure to have water and a snack with me as well as I am highly motivated by food haha. I also would take a few minutes with a close friend before taking the exam to remind each other that a test does not define us and that we have prepared ourselves to the best of our ability. Having a good support to keep the motivation high can be very helpful in stressful situations. I hope that this helps and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out!!

  • LosAngelesJonathan


    I also went to a very rigorous college and suffered with severe OCD at the time. In law school exams were a nightmare for me with panic. Have you talked to your doctor about using beta blockers? They changed my life for the better - they can be short term non addictive help for lowering your heart rate

  • Duckyqueen123


    When I was in high school I would use fidgets

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