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Is a panic attack anxiety dangerous?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: Physically, no, even

though the symptoms can be frightening.
Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning.

In brief: Physically, no, even

though the symptoms can be frightening.
Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning.
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