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Panic Disorder

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Panic
is the
15th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
170
males
with panic
talk to therapists
253
females
with panic
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsneurotransmittersunknown
Symptoms
Thoughts
worry
Feelings
panic attacksbreathlessneschest paindisconnectednessdyingfaintnessflushesgaspinginstabilitynauseanumbnesspalpitationsperspirationtrembling
Behaviours
avoidance
Process
Diagnosis
Adults

4 (or more) symptoms of panic attacks. With 1 (or more) months of worry and/or avoidance.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Panic

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 7 - 14 sessions