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Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

This is complicated!: Child abuse can lead to many different psychological responses, including panic attacks. Certainly, the lack of support (whether it be physical safely, food, or even parental love) that defines child abuse leads to insecurity and fear. A child with a history of abuse needs a very constant, predictable, non-threatening environment to recover. ...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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Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?

Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?

See below: It also depends on how often you use the meds. My rule of thumb is that two episodes of use per week is reasonable. However, there is still a danger of igniting heavier use even with this regimen. ...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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Mother is emotionally abusive and gives me extreme panic attacks. Is there a kind of restraining order without someone having to leave the home?

Mother is emotionally abusive and gives me extreme panic attacks. Is there a kind of restraining order without someone having to leave the home?

Difficult situation: You would need to speak with authorities in your state to learn about legal remedies. However, please see your physician about the emotional abuse and your panic attacks. That would be the best start at getting some help. Is there another relative you can live with? At 18 you're almost out of the house, but probably not quite. For general info on domestic abuse: http://tinyurl.Com/nz2ad. ...Read more

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Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?

Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4  21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?

Yes: All of the necessary conditions are there for PTSD and there is effective treatment available for you. Please see a counselor to start on the road to recovery from these awful experiences. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a panic attack to trigger a flashback of c/h sex. Abuse? Was panicking about s/th else, then felt like that 5 yr old girl again.

Is it possible for a panic attack to trigger a flashback of c/h sex. Abuse? Was panicking about s/th else, then felt like that 5 yr old girl again.

Important question: Yes, a panic attack can trigger a flashback. If flashbacks, jumpiness, feeling numb, avoiding things that remind you of sexual abuse, or issues of trust are affecting your life, please see a psychiatrist for a good evaluation. If you're already in treatment, discuss this with your clinician to understand what brought on the panic and how it can be treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a severe panic attack cause fainting and self-urination in a 15 year old female with a history of sexual abuse?

Can a severe panic attack cause fainting and self-urination in a 15 year old female with a history of sexual abuse?

Not usually: The loss of urinary control is worrisome here -- it could be a seizure. This young lady needs a neurology consultation to check on this possibility. They will also want to do additional studies as well. Some people with this history can develop psychogenic seizures, but these don't usually include self-urination. I hope she's also getting treatment for her panic attacks and other issues. ...Read more

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What kinds of medications are safe for a child who has panic attacks?

SSRIs: Ssris like sertraline, fluoxetine, and citalopram are preferred, but only in more severe cases such as when the attacks prevent normal activities like school attendance. Other anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines are not recommended because of their potential side effects and other issues such as withdrawal and abuse potential. Behavior therapy is the treatment choice and is generally successful. ...Read more

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Could a hazelnut intolerance be causing my child to have panic attacks?

Could a hazelnut intolerance be causing my child to have panic attacks?

Yes: Allergic reactions can result in what looks like anxiety. If the child has an allergic reaction, s/he can become anxious about the physical changes. ...Read more

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Can child abuse lead to a person becoming bipolar?

Can child abuse lead to a person becoming bipolar?

Yes it can.: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder on the basis of complex interplay between genetics, environment and experience/behavior. The severe stress of being abused as a child can certainly activate a genetic loading for bipolar disorder. In my experience a high percentage of persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder have been abused during childhood. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Child Abuse (Definition)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a ...Read more