Opinion: Ex-cnn Reporter: My Struggle With Panic Attacks – Cnn.com

What Are the Causes of Anxiety & Panic Attacks? | LIVESTRONG.COM

People with panic disorder often think that they are dying, having a heart attack, or are going crazy. And the physical symptoms often look like a serious health problem and should be evaluated, according to Goodstein. “The classic panic disorder presentation is the patient who arrives in an emergency room with chest pain,” said Goodstein. Someone having a panic attack will have difficulty breathing, be sweating, and look like he’s having a heart attack. And, added Goodstein, this may be just the first of a number of panic episodes. Other symptoms of panic attacks include a racing heart, shaking, choking, dizziness, feeling numb or experiencing a tingling sensation, nausea, and a sense of doom. Panic Disorder: Causes There may be a genetic basis to panic disorder that makes people prone to frequent panic attacks.
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What Are the Causes of Anxiety & Panic Attacks? Last Updated: Jun 20, 2010 | By Alia Butler Many people suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. Photo Credit stress image by Andrii IURLOV from Fotolia.com A panic attack is an intense fear that develops suddenly, with no apparent reason, and can induce physical reactions such as sweating and a racing heart, according to MayoClinic.com. Although the causes of anxiety and panic attacks remain unclear, there are certain factors that play a role in the development of them. Family History A family history of anxiety and panic attacks can increase a person’s risk of experiencing symptoms. Mayoclinic.com suggests that genetics may play a role in the development of these disorders.
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The sheer ridiculousness of the whole episode made me laugh and the panic passed, like it always does. What I went through is nothing compared with troops returning home from war zones struggling with PTSD, and my heart goes out to them. I am healthy, happy where I am in life, and have been blessed with great jobs and great friends. I am still reporting, anchoring and doing live shots. If you tune in, you won’t see me collapse in a fit of panic. I am doing a lot better.
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