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What are Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders? Panic attacks are intense episodes of sudden fear or discomfort, accompanied by physical symptoms like a racing heart, shortness of breath, and dizziness. A panic disorder is a mental health condition characterized by recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and a persistent fear of having more attacks. Prevalence of Panic Disorders: Panic disorder is relatively common, affecting millions of people worldwide. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 2-3% of adults experience a panic disorder in a given year. Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a panic disorder. Treatment Options for Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders: Effective treatment for panic attacks and panic disorder includes therapy and, in some cases, medication. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help individuals learn to manage panic symptoms and challenge irrational thoughts. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications may be prescribed to reduce the frequency and severity of panic attacks.
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