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What are symptoms of panic attacks?

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They are short but scary episodes that send your heart pounding and make you sweat, tremble, and have trouble breathing. Other symptoms of panic attacks may include:

  • A sense of approaching danger
  • Quick, intense, heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Cramps in your belly
  • Headache
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Throat tightness
  • Hot flashes
  • A feeling that you're apart from reality

From: What Are Panic Attacks? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , 2005. 

Shipkko, S. Authorhouse, 2003. Surviving Panic Disorder: What You Need to Know,

National Institute of Mental Health: "Panic Disorder Among Adults."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 14, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , 2005. 

Shipkko, S. Authorhouse, 2003. Surviving Panic Disorder: What You Need to Know,

National Institute of Mental Health: "Panic Disorder Among Adults."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 14, 2017

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