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No history of seizures just panic attacks. But just curious, can people actually have a seizure during a panic attack?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Never seen it happen

I've seen many panic attacks, and treated hundreds of people who have them -- yet have never seen or heard of anyone having a seizure during a panic attack.
However it's possible for what appears to be a "panic attack" to actually be withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol, etc. In that case, a seizure would be possible.

In brief: Never seen it happen

I've seen many panic attacks, and treated hundreds of people who have them -- yet have never seen or heard of anyone having a seizure during a panic attack.
However it's possible for what appears to be a "panic attack" to actually be withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol, etc. In that case, a seizure would be possible.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine

In brief: Epilepsy

A panic attack might precipitate a seizure in a person with pre-existing epilepsy, but shouldn't in a non-epileptic person.

In brief: Epilepsy

A panic attack might precipitate a seizure in a person with pre-existing epilepsy, but shouldn't in a non-epileptic person.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
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