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Can extremely intense mania follow panic attacks?

Can extremely intense mania follow panic attacks?

Not Usually Related: It is possible to have panic attacks and bipolar disorder, but one does not cause the other, and there is not a common connection between the two. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Can anxiety and severe panic attacks lead to schizophrenia or psychosis?

Can anxiety and severe panic attacks lead to schizophrenia or psychosis?

No: Anxiety Disorders and panic attacks do not morph into psychotic illnesses or schizoprehenia. However, a psychotic condition could be co-morbid with an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks be long lasting? Very, very anxious with all panic attack symptoms for two days.

Can panic attacks be long lasting? Very, very anxious with all panic attack symptoms for two days.

Sometimes, not usual: Luckily, panic attacks are very treatable. If you get the right treatment, it is very unlikely they will continue. Also, sometimes they are related to stressful events in your life which hopefully will resolve. See a psychiatrist and i'm fairly sure they will go away. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks or near panic attacks (high anxiety) leave you feeling very tired, drained and/or depressed after they pass?

Can panic attacks or near panic attacks (high anxiety) leave you feeling very tired, drained and/or depressed after they pass?

Yes: Anxiety can take a lot out of you and anxiety and depression can commonly go together. If you are not on medication I would suggest you consider it. I would be happy to discuss options with you through my virtual practice or you could consult a psychiatrist in person in your area. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How can I deal with panic attacks and distressing flashbacks?

How can I deal with panic attacks and distressing flashbacks?

Flashbacks/Panic: Flashbacks can be your system's way of bringing things up to be dealt with -- the problem can be if it happens so much it disrupts your regular life. On your own you can practice meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises, etc -- but you also need an evaluation of your anxiety & panic experiences. Good psychotherapeutic treatments can help you through trauma issues; meds too, if needed. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Can racing thoughts of severe ocd often be mistaken for bipolar?

Can racing thoughts of severe ocd often be mistaken for bipolar?

Probably not.: OCD thoughts tend to repeat, recur, but not actually race. If there is racing, then it is likely that bipolar disorder is a factor. This is complicated, but not a complete surprise: the two disorders can be present, and this is not uncommon. ...Read more

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How are panic attacks and panic disorders treated?

Panic Attacks: can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodizapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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Do panic attacks always involve a racing heart? How can you distinguish between asthma and anxiety?

Do panic attacks always involve a racing heart? How can you distinguish between asthma and anxiety?

Heart May Race: Answer to question 1. Panic attack is a sudden intense surge of fear that peaks within minutes during which 4 of 12 symptoms occur. 1 of 12 is heart palpitations, pounding or fast heart rate. Other symptoms: sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, choking sensation, chest pain/discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chills, numbness or tingling, feeling of unreality, fear of losing control or dying. ...Read more

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How can depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

There is some: Overlap between these four but they are different a well. Panic attacks make you feel like your heart is racing and you can't breath. When severe you feel like you might die from suffocation. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person work with recurrent moderate deprissive disorder, agoraphobia, anxiety & panic attacks?

Yes: All of these conditions are treatable and can decrease to a manageable level with adequate evaluation and treatment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with good sleep and nutrition can also help immensely. ...Read more

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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

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Can anxiety like attacks cause elevated epinephrine in urine? I'm not anxious but suffer strange attacks daily/nightly! Annoying!!!!

Can anxiety like attacks cause elevated epinephrine in urine?  I'm not anxious but suffer strange attacks daily/nightly! Annoying!!!!

See your doctor : Anxiety attacks can occur due to a variety of causes. See your doctor for an evaluation. For instance, you could have a thyroid disorder. A condition called pheochromocytoma which is a tumor of the adrenal gland can cause an elevation of urinary catecholamines. This condition also causes anxiety along with other symptoms. See your doctor who can evaluate you and treat your condition. Best! ...Read more

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How to remove anxiety and panic attacks in 2 weeks?

In a rush: Rushing and pressuring to get rid of anxiety is like getting anxious about getting anxious. Some meds, though potientially addicitive can provide short-term immediate relief. In the long proper medical, psychiatric and psychological assessment is need and learning skills in therapy is the solution. See. http://cpancf.com/anxietydisordersbasics.asp. ...Read more

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Acute anxiety and panic attacks bringing on severe phobias, is this normal ?

Acute anxiety and panic attacks bringing on severe phobias, is this normal ?

Therapy: In addition to medication, I would suggest finding a local psychotherapist who is very reputable, and specializes in dealing with anxiety. Panic attacks and anxiety are very common phenomena that are encountered in psychology practices. Psychotherapy can benefit you greatlyin controlling anxiety. This would also apply to panic attacks. Medications by themselves usually are not optimal for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can everyone get heart palpitations with panic disorder?

Can everyone get heart palpitations with panic disorder?

Palpitation: Panic disorder is a frequent cause/accompaniment of palpitations. Everyone doesn't necessarily have palpitations with panic disorder however. ...Read more

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Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more