Living With Anxiety Is Hard, But There Are Coping Mechanisms | Comment Is Free | Theguardian.com

What are the causes and risk factors of panic disorder? A cause of panic disorder has not been conclusively proven, though genetics may affect your risk. Women and those in their 20s or 30s may be at higher risk, but panic disorder can happen to anyone at any age and can come out of nowhere or following a traumatic or stressful life event. How is panic disorder diagnosed? If you’re worried that you might have panic disorder, talk to your doctor about the symptoms you’ve experienced. Since feelings of panic and anxiety can accompany other conditions and illnesses, your doctor will likely perform a thorough examination to rule out other possible causes.
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In my case, it wants me to leave whatever situation I am in. It doesn’t matter where I am at the time. Usually, I’m trapped. You can’t abandon a group of friends without a word, or run out of the supermarket. So, you try to act as if everything is normal while you feel sick. You’re in a state of panic and, in the worst cases, you have the deep suspicion you are about to die. At the height of my illness because that is what it is I had anxiety attacks from the moment I woke up until I could finally sleep. There was no break.
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Heart Palpitations: Is It Afib or a Panic Attack? – Everyday Health

Atrial fibrillation shares certain symptoms with panic attacks. Related More in Atrial Fibrillation NEED TO KNOW Pounding in your chest, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness can be symptoms of atrial fibrillation , or a panic attack. Seek medical help if you think you have afib or panic symptoms . It’s important for a doctor to differentiate between the two conditions. If your heart starts racing, your mind might, too: Is this a panic attack? Is this a heart problem?
Read More: Heart Palpitations: Is It Afib or a Panic Attack? – Everyday Health

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