Panic Disorder: Causes & Treatment For Panic Attacks | Livescience

Family history seems to play a large role in determining who will suffer from a panic disorder. Researchers have identified several parts of the brain that are involved in fear and anxiety. Some scientists believe that people with panic disorder have an abnormality that causes them to misinterpret benign sensations as threats, causing their fear reaction to go into overdrive. [ Related: Women With No Fear Feel Panic in Experiments ] Some researchers think that people with panic disorder misinterpret harmless bodily sensations as threats. While biology may be a factor, environment can also be influential. If a parent or close adult suffers from panic disorder, a child may begin to think panic is a standard reaction and mimic adult behavior.
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Best backdrop to panic attack?

Something outside of me which is part of the current problem; not having enough inside of me to be able to keep taking care of all these creatures and people outside of me. I have a psych appt on Tuesday which is good/bad. Good because psych appointment during time of need. Bad because it involves taking my dog up to Wisconsin to stay at the place where Husband stays during the week which is a rural wasteland with a friend who is…. SO draining and exhausting to listen to that I look forward to not having to deal with her. The OTHER problem with her is that she is SO SWEET that being mad at her also involves guilt at feeling that way. So I don’t know what to do.
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