Panic Disorders

What Are Panic Disorders?

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden attacks of terror, usually accompanied by a wide variety of physical symptoms that vary from person to person.  These include pounding heart, sweatiness, weakness, faintness, or dizziness.

During these attacks, people with panic disorder may flush or feel chilled; their hands may tingle or feel numb; and they may experience nausea, chest pain, or smothering & choking conditions.  Panic attacks usually produce a sense of unreality, a fear of impending doom, or a fear of losing control.

A fear of one’s own unexplained physical symptoms is also a symptom of panic disorder.  In fact, many people have such an overwhelming fear of the symptoms that they often cause new panic attacks without other factors involved.

People having panic attacks sometimes believe they are having heart attacks, losing their minds, or on the verge of death.  It is common for first time victims to end up in the emergency room only to be told there is nothing wrong with them.

Panic sufferers cannot predict when or where an attack will occur, and between episodes many worry intensely and dread the next attack.

Panic attacks can occur at any time, even during sleep. An attack usually peaks within 10 minutes, but some symptoms may last much longer.

People who have full-blown, repeated panic attacks can become very disabled by their condition and should seek treatment before they start to avoid places or situations where panic attacks have occurred.  For example, if a panic attack happened in an elevator, someone with panic disorder may develop a fear of elevators that could affect the choice of a job or an apartment, and restrict where that person can seek medical attention or enjoy entertainment.

Some people’s lives become so restricted that they avoid normal activities, such as grocery shopping or driving.  About one-third become housebound or are able to confront a feared situation only when accompanied by a spouse or other trusted person.  When the condition progresses this far, it is called agoraphobiaAgoraphobia. Read more ... », or fear of open spaces.

Early treatment can often prevent agoraphobia, but people with panic disorder may sometimes go from doctor to doctor for years and visit the emergency room repeatedly before someone correctly diagnoses their
condition.  This is unfortunate, because panic disorder is one of the most treatable of all the anxiety disordersAnxiety Disorders. Read more ... », responding in most cases to certain kinds of medication or certain kinds of cognitive psychotherapy, which help change thinking patterns that lead to fear and anxiety.

Panic disorder is often accompanied by other serious problems, such as depression, drug abuse, or alcoholism.

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How Common Are Panic Disorders?

Here are some statistical facts:

  • Panic disorder affects about 6 million American adults
  • Panic disorder is twice as common in women as men
  • Panic attacks often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood
  • Not everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder
  • Many people have just one attack and never have another
  • The tendency to develop panic attacks appears to be inherited in most cases

Overcoming Panic Attacks

Panic Disorders and panic attacks are highly treatable. Most experts agree that a combination of medication and cognitive & behavioral techniques are the best treatment for panic disorder.

Panic attack medications prescribed by doctors are usually either an antidepressant or a benzophrendione.  However, these drugs commonly produce serious side effects and can become highly addictive.  A safer medicinal option is using a natural remedy.

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