Panic Attacks Directory
A panic attack usually occurs with no warning and causes symptoms such as a racing heartbeat, hyperventilation, sweating, and shaking. Panic attacks can be called panic disorder if they are recurrent and you find yourself being very afraid or changing your actions because of a fear of a panic attack. They can be caused by fear of a thing or situation, depression, or other disorders. Treatments may include medications, psycotherapy, other therapies, relaxation, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes panic attacks, treatment for panic attacks, and much more.
Overcoming Performance Anxiety in Music, Acting, Sports, and More
Commonly called “stage fright,” performance anxiety is the fear of doing something in front of a group of people. The experts at WebMD offer strategies for feeling comfortable ''on stage.''
How to Help Someone Who's Having a Panic Attack
If you have a friend or loved one who gets panic attacks, there are things you can do to help. You can also make things worse.
What Are the Treatments for Panic Attacks?
Treatment for panic attacks involves psychological therapy, medication, or both. It takes time to work, but the great majority of people recover and have no lasting effects.
How Can I Prevent Panic Attacks?
Even though there’s no sure-fire way to stop panic attacks, you can make them much less likely by taking care of your body and mind. Learn to put positive thoughts in place of negative ones.
Munn's the Word
Olivia Munn speaks out about dealing with anxiety and panic attacks.
Panic Attack Isn't Cowardice
How do you know if you're having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?
Is This Stress or a Stroke?
Is your head throbbing, your heart racing, and you worry you could be having a stroke? Chances are, you’re not. Learn the signs that are more likely from a stroke. It could save your life.
Coping With Anxiety
Tip: Change What You Can, Accept the Rest
Slideshows & Images
Phobias Slideshow: What Are You Afraid Of?
Afraid of crowds? Fearful of flying? WebMD investigates common phobias and how they can sometimes seriously affect our lives.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Are your worries normal or something more? Our slideshow covers the symptoms and types of anxiety disorders, as well as the causes and successful treatments that allow you to thrive once again.