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What is panic attack?


Panic attacks are frightening but fortunately physically harmless episodes. They can occur at random or after a person is exposed to various events that may "trigger" a panic attack. They peak in intensity very rapidly and go away with or without medical help. People experiencing panic attacks may fear they are dying, that they are suffocating, or that they are having a heart attack. They may voice fears that they are "going crazy" and seek to remove themselves from whatever situation they may be in. Some people may begin breathing very rapidly and complain that their "hearts are jumping around in their chest." Then, within about an hour, the symptoms fade away. About 5% of the population will experience panic attacks during their lifetimes. People who have repeated attacks require further evaluation from a mental health professional. Panic attacks can indicate the presence of panic disorder, depression, or other forms of anxiety-based illnesses.

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Panic disorder

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic during their lifetime. It is a perfectly natural response, particularly when you are in a dangerous or stressful situation.

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Panic disorder

Panic attacks are distinct periods of intense fear and discomfort. Panic disorder occurs when these attacks continue over a period of time. Panic attacks are a common occurrence. Almost everyone at one time or another has felt the pounding heartbeat, sweating, trembling, and other symptoms of a panic attack. These attacks, which are the hallmark of panic disorder, are thought to occur when the brain's normal mechanism for reacting to a threatthe so-called fight or flight" responsebecomes too easily triggered. Most panic attacks are short-lived, and are usually caused by a specific event.

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Panic attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Panic attacks are episodes of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of relatively brief duration. Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, ...

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Panic Attacks (Panic Disorder) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and ...

Mar 13, 2011 ... Panic attacks are generally brief, lasting less than ten minutes, although some of the symptoms may persist for a longer time. ...

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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Could you have panic disorder? Learn more about this extremely common mental illness.

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Psych Central: Panic Attack Symptoms

A panic attack is a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, in which four (or more) of the following symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak ...

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Panic Attack or Heart Attack

Chest pain and difficulty breathing are common symptoms in both panic attack and heart attack as they trigger the body's "fight or flight" response, ...

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Xanax XR

XANAX XR Tablets are indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.

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Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, Anxiety and Agoraphobia - Symptoms ...

The symptoms of panic disorder, panic (anxiety) attacks and agoraphobia can be frightening and potentially disabling. But, the vast majority of sufferers ...

NIMH · Panic Disorder

People with panic disorder have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. During a panic attack, most likely your heart will ...

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Panic Attacks
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason and that triggers severe physical reactions. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

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Panic disorder
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror for no reason. You may also feel physical symptoms, such as Panic attacks can happen anytime, anywhere and without warning. You may live in fear of another attack and may avoid places where you have had an attack. For some people, fear takes over their lives and they cannot leave their homes.

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Anxiety Attacks
An anxiety attack is a short period of strong fear that happens for no apparent reason. An anxiety attack is also known as a panic attack. An anxiety attack can be a one-time event or can become an ongoing problem. If you have two or more anxiety attacks in a month, you may have a condition called panic or anxiety disorder. If anxiety attacks become severe (very bad), they may keep you from living a normal life.

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Panic disorder with agoraphobia
The exact cause of panic disorder is unknown, but it has to do with many different factors. Panic disorder can occur with or without agoraphobia, but agoraphobia develops in more than a third of cases.

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Attack, Shark
Sharks have had remarkable evolutionary success. The first sharks lived approximately 400 million years ago, about 200 million years before the dinosaurs. They have survived the reign of the large reptiles by another 200 million years. The International Shark Attack File, which contains data on shark attacks from around the world, reports fewer than 100 shark attacks per year, with about 10-15 deaths each year. In comparison, about 1,000 people die from attacks by crocodiles, 1,500 from tigers, lions, and leopards, and 60,000 from snakebites.

Asthma attack
Anyone who has asthma is at risk of an asthma attack. You may be at increased risk of a serious asthma attack if: You've had a severe asthma attack in the past You've been admitted to the hospital or had to go to the emergency room for asthma You use more than two quick-relief (rescue) inhalers a month Your asthma attacks tend to "sneak up" on you before you notice symptoms have gotten bad You have other chronic health conditions, such as sinusitis or nasal polyps

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Near drowning
Attempted suicide Blows to the head or seizures while in the water Drinking alcohol while boating or swimming Falling through thin ice Inability to swim or panicking while swimming Leaving small children unattended around bathtubs and pools

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Falls
If you have a fall, you should try not to panic. After a fall, it is likely that you will feel shocked and a little bit shaken, but staying calm will help you to gather your thoughts and remember what you need to do. When you are calm, you should ask yourself whether you feel that you are able to get up again.

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Agoraphobia
Moore DP, Jefferson JW. Agoraphobia (panic disorder with agoraphobia and agoraphobia without history of panic disorder). In: Moore DP, Jefferson JW, eds. Handbook of Medical Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier,2004:chap 84.

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ALPRAZOLAM XR
Alprazolam XR tablets contain alprazolam which is a triazolo analog of the 1,4 benzodiazepine class of central nervous system-active compounds. Alprazolam XR tablets are indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.

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Niravam
Niravam is used to treat anxiety disorder, panic disorder (with or without a fear of crowds or being in small places), and to provide short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.

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