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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Panic Disorder (Overview)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts of dying, and dizziness.


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What is the technical definition of panic disorder please?

What is the technical definition of panic disorder please?

Sxs: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
650 doctors shared insights

Panic Disorder (Overview)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts of dying, and dizziness.


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How long does a single panic disorder typically last?

How long does a single panic disorder typically last?

Panic: Usually few minutes up to half hour, depending on trigger and what medications you take and cause. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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I feel faint having palpitations all morning which make me feel real jittery is this a symptom of panic disorder?

I feel faint having palpitations all morning which make me feel real jittery is this a symptom of panic disorder?

Your symptoms: May be due to panic disorder but first get yourself checked out by doc to rule out cardiac conditions. Next see mental health professional for panic disorder treatment as mentioned in your history. It is very treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyper arousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. ...Read more

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Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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46 male. Gad/panic disorder diagnosis. My pulse stays around 85-90 which is my resting pulse. My BP is 139/85. Normal blood work. Not anxiety?

46 male. Gad/panic disorder diagnosis. My pulse stays around 85-90 which is my resting pulse. My BP is 139/85. Normal blood work. Not anxiety?

Still could be: Your blood pressure and pulse do not rule out the possibility of having generalized anxiety and/or panic disorders. Your resting pulse and blood pressure are moderately elevated. Are you using any stimulants, either prescribed or otherwise? (amphetamines, caffeine, etc). Hoping you're being fully treated for your anxiety, and that you're also working with a good family physician. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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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