Symptom: Panic


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Panic: Symptoms of intense fear and terror (often with the desire to flee)
Introduction: Panic is an intense fear or terror. As a symptom it usually refers to unreasable fear often with the belief that "something bad is going to happen". A common symptom is the "desire to flee" which is the normal human flight-or-fight response related to the body's production of the hormone adrenaline in response to fear.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Panic:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Panic (15 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Panic (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Panic (21 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Panic (4 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Panic type of: Fear (21)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Panic: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Panic as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Panic: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Panic as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Panic: The following list of conditions have 'Panic' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Agoraphobia ... fear of crowds, fear of public transport, panic attacks
  • Alcohol Withdrawal ... fear
  • Alcoholism ... fear
  • Amphetamines ... panic
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... fear of gaining weight
  • Anxiety Disorders ... excessive fear

    B

  • Borderline Personality Disorder ... fear of abandonment
  • Bulimia nervosa ... fear of gaining weight

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... panic attacks

    D

  • Delirium tremens ... terror
  • Depression ... fear of the future

    H

  • Heart attack ... panic

    M

  • Marijuana ... panic, fear of dying

    O

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder ... fear of causing harm

    P

  • Panic attack ... terror, urge to flee, panic, intense fear, Fear of losing control, fear of dying
  • Panic disorder ... terror, urge to flee, intense fear, Panic attacks, Fear of losing control, fear of dying
  • Pheochromocytoma ... panic
  • Postpartum depression ... fear of harming oneself, fear of harming the baby, fear of harming the baby

    R

  • Rabies ... hydrophobia (fear of water)

    S

  • Social phobia ... fear of being watched, fear of embarrassment, fear of humiliation, fear judging by others
  • Specific phobias ... Irrational fear
    Conditions listing complications: Panic: The following list of conditions have 'Panic' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Amphetamines ... panic attacks

    C

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ... panic attacks

    H

  • Heart attack ... fears about having sex

    P

  • Panic disorder ... agoraphobia


    Last revised: Nov 21, 2003

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