Panic Disorder affects approximately 2% of people between the ages of 15 and 24.
- Intense uncontrollable panic attacks that occur for no obvious reason
- Panic attacks are intense feelings of fear that are at their worst for about 10 minutes. They may include:
- Racing heart
- Sweating, chills, or hot flashes
- Trembling or shaking
- Feeling like you can’t breathe or like you’re choking
- Pain in your chest
- Feeling dizzy or faint
- Feeling like you’re not in your own body, like you’re watching yourself freak out
- Numbness or tingling
- Fear that you’re going to lose control, go crazy, or even die
- Worry about having another panic attack
- Avoiding places that would be difficult to escape from if you had a panic attack (e.g., crowds, buses)
- These symptoms prevent you from being able to do well at school, at work, or in your relationships and are not due to an obvious cause.
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