What is a panic disorder/ panic
A sudden feeling of terror that strikes without
Resemble (in feeling) heart attacks, multiple
sclerosis, lyme disease, brain tumors, and
May seem dangerous but can happen when
someone isn’t in danger at all.
What causes a panic disorder or
❖ Heavy stress/ fear
❖ Over sensitization
❖ Traumatic events
❖ Fear of another anxiety attack (if you have
already had one)
❖ Nothing at all
What are the symptoms and signs?
❖ Rapid and pounding heartbeat
❖ Heart pressure
❖ Chest pains
❖ Sweating or hot/cold sensations
❖ Shortness of breath
❖ Muscle weakness or tingling
❖ Feeling of losing control
❖ Intense feeling of doom
❖ Depersonalization or feelings of going crazy
❖ Nausea or stomach discomfort
❖ Need to go to the bathroom
❖ Head pressure or headache
During a panic attack most of these happen at the same time.
Is it hereditary? & Is it curable?
Scientists have seen panic attacks in many
members of many families so there is
possibility that panic disorders are hereditary.
In other cases someone could develop a panic disorder
without any family history of anyone in their family having
Many people take medication or therapy but
since this disorder is long term it is hard to
completely sure panic disorders.
How can you control and prevent
panic disorders and attacks?
Control while happening:
● Remind yourself its just anxiety
● Control your breathing
● Hold your breath at peak
● Tell someone
● Distract yourself
Prevent from happening:
● Control your stress and anxiety levels
● Control the way you react to severe stress
● Control the way you react panic attacks
What's an example of someone with
a panic disorder?
An example of someone with a panic disorder would be
I have a panic disorder and get panic attacks frequently.
The way it feels is very scary,like your possesed at first
but as time goes by you calm down and are normal again.
Just seeing me around wouldn’t know I have a panic
I’m a normal teenager I just have my moments that’s all.