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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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What is a panic disorder?

What is a panic disorder?

Panic disorder: Is a form of anxiety disorders which presents with sudden onset of intense fear that triggers physical symptoms for no apparent reason. You feel like losing control, having heart attack or dying. Most attacks go away if stress is removed. ...Read more

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Panic disorder will it go away?

Panic disorder will it go away?

Exposure therapy: Once medical prob is ruled out find a therapist who specializes in panic disorder, esp helpful is exposure therapy for panic, where gradually, w the therapist's guidance, u intentionally & repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over & over again, physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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Is panic disorder a real entity?

Is panic disorder a real entity?

Yes, very real: Panic disorder is a genuine medical condition consisting of episodic intense anxiety & terror that come out of the blue. They're accompanied by physical symptoms such as: racing heart; chest pressure or pain; shortness of breath; feeling weak or dizzy; GI distress; tingling or numbness in hands, fingers, & sometimes face; feeling of loss of control & that death is imminent. Treatment helps! ...Read more

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How can I control panic disorder?

A couple of ways: Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder. I would recommend seeing a doctor and see if you really have this. Also one can treat the underlying cause with a serotonin drug and use a tranquilizer like Clonazepam to take for breakthrough panic episosdes. In addition counseling can be helpful in dealing with this as well. Definitely get help as this is treatable. ...Read more

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What to do about my panic disorder?

Panic Attacks: may 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. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out > ...Read more

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How do you develop a panic disorder?

out of the blue: For many folks, panic attacks start and come out of the blue and for no reason. For others, symptoms of anxiety and panic start in relation to some stress. Panic disorder as well as other anxiety problems tend to run in the family. A good book you can try is: stop obsessing by edna foa, which has techniques which are very useful. ...Read more

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Need some help, for a panic disorder?

Need some help, for a panic disorder?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a fabulous treatment for panic disorder. It involves learning what triggers panic and how to manage panic symptoms. Effective tools are used. Medication can help, as well, if the panic symptoms are so severe that they initially get in the way of participating in cbt. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have panic disorder?

How do I know if I have panic disorder?

You may have PD if U: 1) experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2) worry a lot about having another panic attack. 3) are behaving differently because of the panic attacks, such as avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked. Still, even if u don't meet the specific criteria for pd, u deserve to feel better about ur symptoms! consult w/ ur dr. Or a therapist. Gl! ...Read more

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Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Expert Docs & Info!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic disorder?...

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...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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Is it possible that I have a panic disorder?

Possibly.: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How long would panic disorder typically last?

Panic: If u r referring to panic attacks, they usually last minutes. If panic disorder is not treated, it can be long-lasting. ...Read more

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How to distract myself from my panic disorder?

How to distract myself from my panic disorder?

People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can somebody have just a very mild panic disorder ?

PD symptoms include: 1)frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2)worry a lot about having another panic attack-pa. 3)behave differently because of the pa (avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked.) i've seen these sx in various degrees of intensity (mild with only 1 pa to severe w daily pas.) in all, the psyche has something to say. Listen to it... U'll be glad u did! ...Read more

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How to help family member who has a panic disorder?

Understanding: Most importantly is to help your family member by understanding them and their condition first. They need your support and empathy most of all because this can be very disabling and embarrassing for them. Also see if they are seeing a doctor and/or psychiatrist on regular basis to treat this disorder effectively. They may need your help getting to appointments and getting meds as well. ...Read more

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What are the typical medications for panic disorder?

Panic Disorder: Typically, anti-depressant therapy should be used as an adjunct to clonazapam, which in my experience has worked extremely well to control severe symptoms of anxiety and panic. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are best meds for panic disorder?

There is no one: Best med for panic disorder. Ssri's, Buspar (buspirone) ; benzodiazapines can be used. Important question: what non-medication approaches are being used? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga ; an exercise program. ...Read more

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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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Panic Disorder (Definition)

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 ...Read more