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.
Causes of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Panic Attack Symptoms
The fear and terror that a person experiences during a panic attack are not in proportion to the true situation and may be unrelated to what is happening around them. WebMD explains symptoms and treatment of panic disorder.
Panic and Anxiety
WebMD's overview of anxiety and panic disorders, including phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has several causes. WebMD explains the research.
Panic Attack Isn't Cowardice
How do you know if you're having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?
Coping With Anxiety
Tip: Change What You Can, Accept the Rest
Are you confusing a coffee buzz with a panic attack? A surprising look at some anxiety disorders.
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.
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.