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What are the symptoms of panic disorder?

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Somone with panic disorder may suddenly have a feeling of overwhelming fear and terror. The person may also get:

  • Chest pain
  • Choking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweaty palms
  • Tachycardia (an unusually rapid heart beat)
  • Trembling

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

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

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

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

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

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