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Can normal anxiety slowly develop into panic disorder?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes.

Chronic, generalized anxiety does not necessarily morph into panic, but it can.
When panic does 1st commence, it doesn't seem to have developed slowly.Rather the1st panic will seem to appear suddenly. In truth, it could have been yrs in the making. Many factors involved here-try to sort things out w/ a professional, before anxiety => panic, or b4 it causes other less obvious, maybe worse problems.

In brief: Yes.

Chronic, generalized anxiety does not necessarily morph into panic, but it can.
When panic does 1st commence, it doesn't seem to have developed slowly.Rather the1st panic will seem to appear suddenly. In truth, it could have been yrs in the making. Many factors involved here-try to sort things out w/ a professional, before anxiety => panic, or b4 it causes other less obvious, maybe worse problems.
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