Panic Attacks (4)

Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, and the ominous feeling that something very bad is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs within minutes. There may be a fear of losing control and various somatic symptoms, which induce great anxiety.

Treatment of panic attacks is usually successful and often involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

Keywords: panic attack, anxiety, psychotherapy, medication, psychiatry

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