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.
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.
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.
Panic and Anxiety
WebMD's overview of anxiety and panic disorders, including phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Munn's the Word
Olivia Munn speaks out about dealing with anxiety and panic attacks.
Dealing With Anxiety at Work
Having anxiety at work can interfere with your career. Learn about the signs and causes of workplace anxiety, and try some of these doctor-recommended tips.
What Is a Panic Attack?
Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme nervousness for 10 minutes or more.
The Fear Factor: Phobias
From aviophobia, the fear of flying, to zelophobia, the fear of jealousy, the list of phobias that harrow the human mind runs long.
Slideshows & Images
What Are You Afraid Of? A Look at Common Phobias
Afraid of crowds? Fearful of flying? WebMD investigates common phobias and how they can sometimes seriously affect our lives.
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.