Panic attacks are not reserved for what society might call "the anxious ones" - even pro athletes can have them.
Cincinatti Reds first baseman Joey Votto bravely shared Tuesday that after his father died he struggled with panic attacks and depression. This was a courageous disclosure in light of society stigma and, certainly, the supported false belief that athletes should always be "tough" and stoic. Click on this link to read the story:
Panic attacks are a human issue. When undergoing severe amounts of stress, anyone can have their first panic attack. Unfortunately, after this scary experience more panic can follow. Why? Without awareness of what panic is and how to resolve it, a fear of the panic symptoms often develops.
Very fortunately, there are specific techniques and tools anyone can learn to resolve anxiety struggles. Follow the link for more information on how to resolve panic attacks and anxiety