Panic disorder is characterized by the spontaneous and unexpected occurrence of panic attacks, the frequency of which can vary from several attacks per day to only a few attacks per year. A person with panic disorder may experience symptoms such as severe feelings of terror, rapid breathing, and rapid heart rate. People with panic disorder may experience these attacks unexpectedly and for no apparent reason, but they can also be preceded by some sort of triggering event or situation.
Did You Know?
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of American, nearly six million American adults experience the symptoms of panic disorder during any given year. While panic disorders can strike at any point in life, symptoms most often begin during late adolescence or early adulthood and affect twice as many women as men.
Symptoms Related to Panic Disorders:
Panic disorder can lead to serious disruptions in daily functioning and make it difficult to cope with normal, everyday situations that may trigger feelings of intense panic and anxiety. Many people living with panic disorder describe feeling as though they are having a heart attack or on the verge of dying, and experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Feelings of extreme terror that occur suddenly without warning
- Numbness in the hands and feet
- Pounding heart
- Rapid breathing
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