About half of people who have panic
disorder also have agoraphobia.1 People with panic
disorder often have depression at the same time.
How are panic attacks and panic disorder diagnosed?
Your doctor will ask about your past health and do a physical exam. The
exam may include listening to your heart, checking your blood pressure, and
ordering blood tests to look for other causes of your problem.
How are they treated?
Treatments for panic attacks
and panic disorder include
counseling and medicine. Using both will often work
best. Treatment can help most people control or even stop attacks. But symptoms
can come back, especially if you stop treatment too soon.1
Early treatment of
panic attacks is very important. It can prevent other problems related to panic
disorder. These problems include depression,
anxiety disorders, and