Panic disorder is another type of anxiety.
It occurs when you have repeated periods of extreme panic, called panic attacks.
Imagine one day you’re getting out of your car and about to go to work.
Suddenly your chest feels tight. Your heart races.
You begin to feel dizzy and think you might faint. You start to choke.
You feel as if the end is near.
Was it all in your head?
You had a panic attack.
Panic attacks last about five to 30 minutes and may include all or any of the symptoms listed. Panic attacks have often been confused with heart attacks, brain tumors or other disorders.
They can lead to phobias if they aren’t treated.
Panic attack symptoms Feeling like you’re going to choke Chest pressure or chest pain Pounding heart Racing pulse Dizziness or lightheadedness Shortness of breath Sweating Trembling or shaking Nausea Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet Hot flashes or chills Sense of unreality or dreamlike sensations Fear of losing control, doing something embarrassing, going "crazy" or dying.
Make sure you seek treatment, regardless of what you think it might be, because one panic attack can mimic othe disorders or as well the other way around.
Always contact a doctor!
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