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What causes panic disorder?

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It is not clear what causes panic disorder. In many people who have the biological vulnerability to panic attacks, they may develop in association with major life changes (such as getting married, having a child or starting a first job) and major lifestyle stressors. There is also some evidence that suggests that the tendency to develop panic disorder may run in families. People who suffer from panic disorder are also more likely than others to suffer from depression, attempt suicide, or to abuse alcohol or drugs.

From: Panic Attack Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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