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Panic disorders are highly common, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in the UK.
Feelings of panic are a natural response to an alarming situation. Everyone feels a sense of panic sometimes, but when this feeling becomes particularly intense, occurs frequently or is accompanied by physical symptoms - this could be a sign of a panic disorder.
If you’re experiencing constant feelings of panic or have had panic attacks, it’s recommended that you speak to a GP as soon as possible.
It’s common for people with panic disorders to feel stressed, anxious and panicky frequently and they may also experience panic attacks.
When these feelings become very strong, they produce physical symptoms that incapacitate the sufferer, such as:
In addition, panic can cause psychological symptoms such as:
The nature of panic means it can be hard to trust your thoughts, but if your symptoms are preventing you from leading a normal life, it's time to see a doctor.Make an appointmentAvailable
Panic disorders are usually treated with either psychological therapy, medication or a combination of both.
In the first instance, it’s recommended you speak to a GP about your condition. Our doctors will talk through your symptoms, discuss potential treatment options and help you decide on the best course of action.
While the exact causes of panic disorders aren’t yet known, it’s clear that their onset is brought about by a combination of psychological and physical issues.
Panic disorders can occur in isolation, or take place because of other issues, such as phobias, a traumatic life event or having a pre-existing anxiety disorder.
The fear of having a panic attack can add to these worries, leading to other problems - like worrying about going out in public in case another attack occurs.