A panic disorder is a severe type of mental disorder
It is much different from a "regular" anxiety case, and can have different results.
A Panic disorder is a very serious condition, and can strike at any time. It can have different effects on any person.
Most people with panic attacks experience several of the following symptoms: "Racing" heart. Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy. Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers. Sense of terror, or impending doom or death. Feeling sweaty or having chills. Chest pains. Breathing difficulties. Feeling a loss of control.
A panic disorder can be caused by: Family History Chemical Imbalances in the Brain Substance abuse Major life stress.
"Panic disorder affects about 2.4 million adult Americans.Panic disorder most often begins during late adolescence and early adulthood. It is twice as common in women as in men" (Web MD).
Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, medicine, and relaxation methods can help with a panic disorder
Medications such as the anti-depressant drugs Paxil and Zoloft and anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax, Ativan, or Klonopin are used to treat panic disorders. Sometimes, heart medications (such as beta blockers) are used to help with anxiety.
Panic disorder cannot be prevented; however, there are some things you can do to reduce stress and decrease symptoms such as:
Stop or reduce consumption of products that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate. Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter drugs or herbal remedies. Many contain chemicals that can increase anxiety symptoms. Exercise daily and eat a healthy, balanced diet.