Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a psychological disorder that affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Like many other psychological disorders, Panic Disorder can be crippling, but with the proper treatment can be managed.

Panic Disorder, an Anxiety Disorder, is identified by recurring and spontaneous Panic Attacks. Panic Attacks are periods of intense, sudden, and unexplained fear that are often accompanied by physical responses. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), these responses include: palpitation, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; sweating; trembling or shaking; sensations of shortness of breath or smothering; feeling of choking; chest pain or discomfort; nausea or abdominal distress; feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint; feelings of unreality or feelings of being detached from oneself; fear of losing control or going crazy; fear of dying; numbness or tingling sensations; or chills or hot flashes. These Panic Attacks often leave the patient avoiding social interactions, driving, closed in spaces, or other anxiety provoking situations.

Patients with Panic Disorder respond very well to both psychological therapy and anti-anxiety medication.

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