Panic Disorders & Panic Attacks

Panic disorder is also known as panic attack disorder or anxiety attacks. Individuals suffering from a panic disorder experience sudden bouts of panic including fear, a need to escape and can include physical symptoms. Panic disorders are treatable! Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of panic disorders and attacks.

The Symptoms of Panic Disorders

If you have ever felt panic, you may have asked yourself ,”what’s wrong with me”? The symptoms of panic disorders can be very scary and debilitating. The author’s first hand experience of panic, and how she dealt with it, provides insight into hope of recovery.

How Does Stress Affect Health?

Stress affects our health through the interaction of characteristics inherent both within the stressor and the person’s response to it. Moderate stressors affect our health often in positive ways. However, if the stressor is severe and chronic, it may cause brain damage and other serious diseases.

Characteristics of Panic Attacks

Characteristics of panic attacks include physical and behavioral symptoms. This article explores the characteristics of panic attacks, outlining physical and behavioral symptoms as well as thought processes typical of individuals suffering from panic attacks.

Panic Attacks in a Teenager

Panic attacks are common in teenagers, but there are many ways to cope with them, from psychotherapy to relaxation techniques and medication. There are a number of ways to help yourself avoid having them and handle them when you do.