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Panic Disorder

Information about Panic Disorder

We Have to Know about the Panic Disorder  

  • An anxiety disorder that causes repeated, unexpected attacks of intense fear.
  • These attacks may last from minutes to hours
  • Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Panic Disorder

  • Exact cause not known
  • Maybe genetical

Do’s and Don’ts – Panic Disorder     

Signs & Symptoms of Panic Disorder           

  • At least 4 of the following symptoms suddenly occur within 10 minutes. Attacks may be followed by at least 1 month of persistent fear of having another attack.
  • The sensation of shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Palpitations or pounding heart
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sweating, chills, or hot flashes
  • Feeling of choking
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of losing control
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Sometimes Seizure like attack

 Medical advice for Panic Disorder

  • If panic attacks are interfering with work, relationships, or self-esteem

Risk factors of Panic Disorder           

Treatment for Panic Disorder

  • Medications
  • Behavioral therapy

Self-care for Panic Disorder  

  • Regular exercise
  • Adequate sleep
  • Regular meals
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Investigations for Panic Disorder  

Medical advice for Panic Disorder
Treatment for Panic Disorder