PyCharm causing entire macOS to freeze

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For about a month since I've started using PyCharm Community Edition, I get intermittent freezes while writing code where PyCharm becomes unresponsive.  When I try to force quit PyCharm, it never completes.  At the same time, all my other programs on my Mac stop responding to new commands.  I can move windows and programs around, but if I do something like type "ls" into an open shell, it just hangs indefinitely.  Eventually, my whole screen goes black and I'm forced to force restart my Mac by holding down the power button.  I have 16 GB of RAM on a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro, and I'm never even close to memory cap.  This freeze seems to be random--I could work in PyCharm for 3 hours before it freezes my whole OS or sometimes it's only 30 minutes into writing Python code that it freezes.  As of such, I have not been able to repeat it.  

Has anyone experienced the same issue using PyCharm on macOS?  Please advise, otherwise I will need to find a new Python IDE, though I really like PyCharm.  

This is the PyCharm I am using:

PyCharm Community Edition 2017.1.4
Build #PC-171.4694.38, built on June 13, 2017
JRE: 1.8.0_112-release-736-b21 x86_64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Mac OS X 10.12.5

This is my macOS information:

macOS Sierra Version 10.12.5

Model Name: MacBook Pro

  Processor Name: Intel Core i7

  Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 4

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 6 MB

  Memory: 16 GB

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Hi Sdworman! Could you please send zipped log folder from Help | Show Log in ... to our support pycharm-support@jetbrains.com ?

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Hi Pavel,

I would be happy to send the logs over.  But is there information about my code in the logs?  

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Nope, there's none. There can be some IP addresses (e.g. for deployment) inside `idea.log` file, but we guaranty it's privacy. You can also directly report the problem to our bug tracker (make sure to limit visibility level to idea-developers or pycharm-team at least for attached files).

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