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    1. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - What Increases Your Risk

      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.

    2. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - What Happens

      You may be diagnosed with panic disorder after several unexpected panic attacks and continuing fear of having another attack. These attacks can have mild to severe symptoms and usually last less than 30 minutes.

    3. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Medications

      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.

    4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Social Anxiety Disorder

      Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for social anxiety disorder.

    5. Phobias - Prevention

      You can help prevent anxiety attacks. Avoid caffeine, such as coffee, tea, Mountain Dew, colas, and chocolate. Caffeine can keep you in a tense, aroused condition. Do not smoke or use smokeless (spit) tobacco products.

    6. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Cause

      Learn about panic disorder and factors that cause it.

    7. Anxiety: Stop Negative Thoughts

      Anxiety is having too much fear and worry. Some people have what's called generalized anxiety disorder. They feel worried and stressed about many things. Often they worry about even small things. Some people also may have panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden feeling of extreme anxiety. People who have social anxiety disorder worry that they will do or say the wrong thing and embarrass ...

    8. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Exams and Tests

      Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed based on your medical history, physical exam, and sometimes a mental health assessment, which is an evaluation of psychological symptoms.

    9. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Here are ones to help with stress management.

    10. Anxiety Panic acTopic Centers - Prevention

      While panic disorder cannot be prevented, you may be able to prevent or reduce the number of additional panic attacks with proper treatment.

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