Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - What Increases Your Risk
Your risk for
panic attacks and panic disorder may be higher if you:
- Have a family history of panic disorder. You are also at increased risk if
you have a parent with either
other conditions associated with panic disorder or panic attacks, such as
- Drink alcohol, use illegal drugs, chain-smoke
cigarettes, or drink large amounts of coffee or other caffeinated
- Take medicines known to trigger panic attacks, such as
those used to treat asthma or heart problems.
mitral valve prolapse. This is a heart condition in which one
of the valves in the heart doesn't close as it should.
- Have had
previous, unexpected panic attacks.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 17, 2013
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