People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes or longer. These are called panic attacks.
Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic
disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack.
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What is effects ?
attacks themselves to the constant fear of having another attack, panic disorder can be frightening, disruptive, and
debilitating. Many of the symptoms mimic those found in heart disease, thyroid problems, breathing disorders, and other illnesses.
People experiencing panic attacks often make numerous
visits to the emergency room or to doctors’ offices, convinced they have a life-threatening illness.