Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is an ailment that is treatable, and an illness that is very real.  Those afflicted can have some of all of the following symptoms:

  • Sudden overwhelming feelings of dread, terror, impending doom, or feelings of the loss of control, even the loss of one’s sense of reality
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Chest Pain
  • Nausea
  • Inexplicable sweating
  • Weakness
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling flush
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Feeling chilled

According to The National Institute of Mental Health, over 6 million American adults are affected by panic disorder, which is characterized as frequent and or debilitating panic attacks, often which interfere with one’s life and/or health.  Such attacks can occur at anytime, and anywhere, even during sleep, and usually abate in around 10 minutes, although it varies from person to person.  Women are more likely than men to suffer from panic disorder, and can manifest symptoms of the disorder from any time in life, usually from teen to adult years.

Panic disorder can seriously affect one’s life.  Those experiencing panic attacks often feel as if they’re losing their minds, having heart failure and even feeling as if they are on the verge of death, and frequent attacks can become quite debilitating.  The settings which the attacks occur will oftentimes be avoided, as if the setting or situation is the reasoning these attacks occur, which can become a dangerous way to cope.  Fully one third of persons who suffer from panic disorder are or become home-bound due to their inability or unwillingness to confront situations or socialization that causes them panic attacks.  Panic Disorder, however, is highly treatable, and the sooner it is treated, the better.  If you suspect that you have panic disorder, your best option is to seek help from a mental health or medical professional as soon as possible.

One Response to “Panic Disorder”

  1. Dotty Kangleon
    June 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Perfect content ,thanks for the information .

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