A Scary Thing

Panic Disorder

What is it?

Panic Disorder is a psychiatric disorder when horrible anxiety arises for no explainable reason very rapidly.

Not meant to scare

This can happen at anytime. It is scary to have happen but also to watch.

Unlike cultures thought...

panic attacks to not arise from an extreme fear of witch craft.

Helpless

Panic attacks paralyze you. You can't do anything to help yourself and others do not know how or even if they can help. In my experience it is best to keep your distance and just try to calm yourself after a panic attack.

Treatments

  • Biomedical therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines~anti-anxiety drugs
  • Psychotherapy