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Panic attacks are generally brief, lasting less than 10 minutes, although some of the symptoms may persist for a longer time. People who have had one panic attack are more likely to have subsequent panic attacks than those who have never experienced a panic attack. When the attacks occur repeatedly -- and there is worry about having more episodes -- you have a condition known as panic disorder.

From: Panic Attack Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 9, 2017

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MedicineNet: . Panic Attack Symptoms

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Panic Disorder?"

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 9, 2017

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