I've just had panic attack after experiencing severe general anxiety for hours. My heart started racing and my pressure in head skyrocketed. I started to sweat and shake uncontrollably. My vision became distorted and I couldn't think clearly. It felt like fog has covered my mind, if that makes any sense. I managed to calm down with deep breathing 5s inhale, 5s hold, 5s exhale. I was very close to relapsing, just to calm f... down. The point I'm trying to make is that I've entered prolonged general anxiety state in last few weeks of hardmode. I'm so anxious that nearly everything derails me. I can't have live conversation with friend without holding my breath, body tension building up, hands shaking… Described panic attack was caused by a phone call from a neighbor telling me about potential job offer. Really nothing to freak about, maybe even positive news, but it totally freaked up mentally. I came across this article https://www.psycom.net/when-panic-attacks-how-to-stop ( here I read how to calm down), saying that "a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder may experience a panic attack when their schedule or compulsions are interrupted and for someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a condition characterized by extreme fear or worry, the unending anxiety can escalate to a panic attack." PMO is compulsive behavior disorder and I'm very anxious person by nature, but not so much. Is that what is meant when they say that underlying unresolved psych issues resurface in "hardmode"? I'd normally resolve such tension with going for a run, but I couldn't do it because of injured leg. I thought "hardmode" would give me more self-esteem, but the opposite just happened, my ego is shattered, even worse than 3 months ago. F... this is brutal. Did you experience anything similar during your recovery and if so how did you cope with it?