Introduction to Panic Disorders

Did you know 2.7% of the US population suffers from Panic Disorders? An individual diagnosed with Panic Disorder experiences random, unexpected panic attacks that interfere with one’s daily life. These panic attacks are typically described as sudden feelings of fear and worry without serious cause. It is common for Panic Disorders to onset in adulthood; however, symptoms may be present in children as well.

Symptoms of a Panic Attack

  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Random Sweating
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Chest Pain
  • Stomach Pain
  • Feeling Weak or Dizzy

Panic Disorders can be treated with medication and/or therapy. Being able to recognize your thinking patterns and alter them before panic attacks occur can be instrumental in helping you live your daily life without constant fear of recurrent panic attacks. If you or a loved one suffers from panic attacks, reaching out to a doctor is advisable. Remember, seeking professional treatment is the first step in recovery!

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