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.
Sometimes it does. Very stressful events can cause a person to start having panic attacks. Examples of truly stressful events include being a victim of a crime, witnessing a violent crime, being the victim of child abuse, being bullied at school, or being chased by a dog. Sometimes, mildly stressful events are perceived as very stressful by a person, who then unintentionally over-reacts and may have panic attacks.

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

Perhaps temporarily. Possibly, but this prescription would most likely be temporary rather than long-term. Most would emphasize psychotherapy & support, and not medications alone since therapy can often produce more lasting positive changes than meds alone. There are also very effective and less addictive medicines than xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and panic attacks, if long-term ones are needed. Read more...
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...

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

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