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Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder

Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder

It is defined as the sudden episode of extreme fear which triggers physical reactions when there is no apparent cause present. During panic attack person lose his/her controls and feel worse like dying.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of panic disorder includes:PANIC ATTACK SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Sense of danger
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Abdominal pain
Causes

The exact cause of this disorder is still unknown but it may be assumed that certain genetic and environmental factor play a huge role in this disorder.

Diagnosis

After taking medical history and conducting a physical examination your doctor might recommend a following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Complete general physical examination
  • ECG to check the electrical activity of heart
  • Psychological evaluation
Treatment

The main aim of treatment is to reduce the signs and symptoms and prevent the complications, treatment options include:

  • Medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor benzodiazepine to reduce the anxiety and depression
  • Psychotherapy consider an effective treatment option for the panic attack disorder
Lifestyle and home remedies
  • Focus on your treatment plan
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Take proper sleep
  • Exercise daily
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