Introduction: Panic attack


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Panic attack: A panic attack is a sudden episode of unreasoning fear or panic. Many attacks cause such severe physical symptoms that people go to the emergency room thinking that they are dying or having a heart attack. A single panic attack does not necessarily warrant the diagnosis of panic disorder. Panic attacks can also occur in other anxiety disorders such as phobias, in which case the diagnosis is probably not panic disorder.

A panic attack feels very severe with both physical and mental symptoms. Thought descriptions include feeling you're "losing control", "going crazy", "losing my mind", or "going to die". Physical symptoms include chest pain, sweating, breathlessness, faintness/dizziness and various other symptoms. Despite its severity, you cannot die, lose control or go crazy from a panic attack (unless you already have some other underlying disorder or medical condition).

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