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Can severe panic attacks hurt me while I'm driving?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Severe panic attacks are disabling and can affect your judgement and result in an MVA.

In brief: Yes

Severe panic attacks are disabling and can affect your judgement and result in an MVA.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Dr. Johan Nell
Healthcare Professional

In brief: Panic

I suggest that you pull over during a panic attack.
It is very dangerous driving while having one, you could cause an accident.

In brief: Panic

I suggest that you pull over during a panic attack.
It is very dangerous driving while having one, you could cause an accident.
Dr. Johan Nell
Dr. Johan Nell
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

A severe panic attack can significantly distract a person and increase their risk of getting into an accident.
Pull off to the side of the road if you are experiencing a panic attack.

In brief: Possibly

A severe panic attack can significantly distract a person and increase their risk of getting into an accident.
Pull off to the side of the road if you are experiencing a panic attack.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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