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What can trigger a panic attack?

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Panic disorder is when you keep having panic attacks, along with worrying about having future attacks and, often, avoiding situations that may trigger or remind you of previous ones.

Other conditions that may trigger a panic attack include:

  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart attacks
  • Social phobia
  • Agoraphobia (fear of not being able to escape, such as flying in an airplane or being in crowds)

From: Anxiety and Panic WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCE: 

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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