Panic disorder occurs when repeated unexpected panic attacks occur. The DSM-5 defines panic attacks as sudden waves of intense anxiety or discomfort that subside in minutes. People with the disorder live in fear of a panic attack. You may have a panic attack if you are suddenly scared and have no obvious cause. You may have physical symptoms, such as A fast heart beating, shortness of breath and sweating.
The American Psychological Association reports that one in 75 people may have a panic disorder. Panic disorder is characterized by a persistent fear of another panic attack after at least one month of concern or concern about new panic attacks (or their consequences). Although the symptoms of this condition can be overwhelming and frightening, they can be controlled and improved with treatment. Finding treatment is the most important part of reducing symptoms and improving your quality of life.