13 Symptoms of Panic Disorder


Panic Disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abrupt episodes of intense fear or anxiety, often accompanied by a range of physical sensations, including trembling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. It is not uncommon for individuals experiencing these symptoms to misinterpret their symptoms as a sign of heart disease or other severe medical conditions.

If the following symptoms happen to you abruptly in the context of intense fear or anxiety, you may have panic disorder

  1. Shaking or racing heart
  2. Chest pain or tightness
  3. Shortness of breath, feeling of suffocation, or difficulty breathing
  4. Feeling choked or a lump in the throat
  5. Profuse sweating
  6. Dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling unsteady, or fainting
  7. Trembling or shaking
  8. Feeling hot or cold sensations
  9. Feeling numb or tingling
  10. Nausea or abdominal discomfort
  11. Feeling like things are unreal or detached from reality
  12. Fear of losing control or going crazy
  13. Fear of dying

If you notice these symptoms and suspect that you may have panic isorder, it is important to see a medical professional for a physical evaluation. If no physical illness is found, it would be helpfu to seek help from a psychiatrist.

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