Unexpected
Mallory Collier 6th hour
(Panic disorders)
What is a panic disorder/ panic
attack?
A sudden feeling of terror that strikes without
warning.
Resemble (in feeling) hea...
What causes a panic disorder or
attack?
❖ Heavy stress/ fear
❖ Over sensitization
❖ Traumatic events
❖ Fear of another anx...
What are the symptoms and signs?
❖ Rapid and pounding heartbeat
❖ Heart pressure
❖ Chest pains
❖ Sweating or hot/cold sens...
Is it hereditary? & Is it curable?
Scientists have seen panic attacks in many
members of many families so there is
possibi...
How can you control and prevent
panic disorders and attacks?
Control while happening:
● Remind yourself its just anxiety
●...
What's an example of someone with
a panic disorder?
An example of someone with a panic disorder would be
me.
I have a pani...
References
Lifetime Health; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; a Hartcourt
Education Co. Copyright © 2009 by Holt, Rinehart, and...
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  1. 1. Unexpected Mallory Collier 6th hour (Panic disorders)
  2. 2. What is a panic disorder/ panic attack? A sudden feeling of terror that strikes without warning. Resemble (in feeling) heart attacks, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, brain tumors, and heart failures. May seem dangerous but can happen when someone isn’t in danger at all.
  3. 3. What causes a panic disorder or attack? ❖ Heavy stress/ fear ❖ Over sensitization ❖ Traumatic events ❖ Fear of another anxiety attack (if you have already had one) ❖ Nothing at all
  4. 4. What are the symptoms and signs? ❖ Rapid and pounding heartbeat ❖ Heart pressure ❖ Chest pains ❖ Sweating or hot/cold sensations ❖ Shortness of breath ❖ Lightheadedness ❖ 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.
  5. 5. 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 one. Many people take medication or therapy but since this disorder is long term it is hard to completely sure panic disorders.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. What's an example of someone with a panic disorder? An example of someone with a panic disorder would be me. 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 disorder . I’m a normal teenager I just have my moments that’s all.
  8. 8. References Lifetime Health; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; a Hartcourt Education Co. Copyright © 2009 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/attacks © 2009-2013, Calm Clinic| All Rights Reserved http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fighting- fear/201305/cure-panic-disorder-and-angoraphobia © Copyright 1991-2013 Sussex Publishers,LLC

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