Medications for panic disorder are often used to control the symptoms of panic attacks, reduce their number and severity, and reduce the anxiety and fear associated with having another attack. Learn more.
Panic disorder usually is diagnosed through a medical history and a physical exam. The health professional will ask you questions about your symptoms and will listen to your heart, check your blood pressure, and may order blood tests. The health professio
The risk of having panic attacks and developing panic disorder may be increased if you: Have a family history of panic disorder. You are 8 times more likely to develop panic disorder if a family member has been diagnosed with it.