Signs and Symptoms Shortness of breath or hyperventilation Heart palpitations or a racing heart Chest pain or discomfort Trembling or shaking Choking feeling Feeling unreal or detached from your surroundings
Effects on Lifestyle People with this disorder can become unproductive when panic attacks occur and may be prevented from performing their daily tasks. Their family and daily work life can be seriously disrupted.
Treatment Options Lifestyle changes, then moving onto alternative medicines, and if nothing else seems to be working, look to drugs or surgery to alleviate the symptoms of panic disorder
Facts and stats about panic disorder! 2 to 4 in every 100 persons will suffer from panic disorder during some stage of their life. It affects people of all races and classes. Recent research has shown that there is a genetic or hereditary component which predisposes people to panic. Panic disorder is a highly treatable condition. With the right kind of therapy many recover fully or experience significant recovery. Treatment usually includes a combination of medication, psychotherapy and self-help. Caffeine, cold and flu medications, certain anti-malarial drugs, appetite suppressants and local anesthetics may trigger panic attacks Between 50-75% of people with panic disorder will avoid certain
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