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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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