Can motion sickness cause panic attack?

In response.

Many panic attacks are based on phobias.

Acrophobia or altophobia, the fear of heights, would prevent the sufferer from climbing or using a ladder. When the sufferer is placed in a high place and the sufferer looks down, for example, looking down the side of a cruiseship, a panic attack can easily be triggered. The sufferer will want to run down from the high place or will go into a panic and fall over the guardrails to his or her death.

In a storm on a cruiseship, a claustrophobic who is suffering from severe motion sickness alone inside a cabin may go into a panic.

An aquaphobic or hydrophobic who is thrown into a swimming pool may go into panic.


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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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