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What can cause a child to have panic attacks?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Multiple factors

We do not fully understand panic attacks.
We believe it is an interplay between a genetic or familial susceptibility to anxiety and some external trigger. The trigger can be a real or imagined event which produces the biologic response of extreme fearfulness. Panic attacks are treatable. Discuss treatment options with your doctor.

In brief: Multiple factors

We do not fully understand panic attacks.
We believe it is an interplay between a genetic or familial susceptibility to anxiety and some external trigger. The trigger can be a real or imagined event which produces the biologic response of extreme fearfulness. Panic attacks are treatable. Discuss treatment options with your doctor.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Traumatic events

There is a strong genetic component in the development of panic disorder.
Extraordinary stress or traumatic event to the genetically predisposed (susceptible) child results in the development of panic attack-discrete periods of intense anxiety symptoms.

In brief: Traumatic events

There is a strong genetic component in the development of panic disorder.
Extraordinary stress or traumatic event to the genetically predisposed (susceptible) child results in the development of panic attack-discrete periods of intense anxiety symptoms.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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