Panic

Panic disorder: signs and symptoms.

Panic Disorder and it’s signs and symptoms. Clinical  diagnosis of panic disorder requires that a person  have at least  four  panic attacks in four weeks, or  have  a single attack  and  be consumed with worry for at least a  month about when the next one is going to occur.

The Signs and Symptoms of Panic Disorder.

 

Clinical  diagnosis of panic disorder requires that a person  have at  least  four  panic attacks in four weeks, or  have  a  single attack  and  be consumed with worry for a t least a  month  about when the next one is going to occur.

According to The  American Psychiatric Association an  attack must include at least four of the  following  suymptoms:

  • Shortness of breath or a smothering sensation
  • Dizziness or feelings of faintness
  • Heart pappitations, accelerated heart reate
  • Heperventilation
  • Sweating
  • Choking
  • Nausea, abdominal distress
  • Depersonalization (the feeling of being outside one’s body)
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Hot flahese or chilss
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • A fear of dying from any of the above symnptoms
  • A fear of going crazy or beingout of control.

If you feel like this is you, seek professional help!

Source:  The  American Psychiatric Association’s  Diagnostic  and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition Revised.

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