People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; sweating; trembling or shaking; sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking; and feeling of impending doom.
Panic disorder symptoms include:
- Sudden and repeated attacks of intense fear
- Feelings of being out of control during a panic attack
- Intense worries about when the next attack will happen
- Fear or avoidance of places where panic attacks have occurred in the past
You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But panic disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with a panic disorder, the panic does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. If however you feel that panic disorder may be something you struggling with, please contact me and together we can determine the origin of your anxiety, working towards re-establishing you well being. I can help. Contact me directly via my email.