Panic Disorder

by: Anna Verduzco

What it is?

It's a part of general anxiety disorder but some people just have the panic attacks.

Panic disorder is when a person has little episodes that come out of nowhere, when they come the person is consumed in absolute terror that can last from anywhere to 30 minutes to a couple hours. For some people this happens once in a while others it happens everyday.

Symptoms

during a panic attack the person may have rapid heartbeat, perspiration, dizziness, uncontrollable fear, or the person may feel like they're going crazy.

Causes

  • it could be psychological
  • substance abuse
  • smoking
  • caffeine
  • alcohol
  • there are many other causes

How it is treated.

there is no know cure but there are many people who have been treated.

There is something called psychotherapy, that is helpful for treated panic disorder.