by Vlasta Kuster
It is often interpreted as overreaction to a feared event or a person inability to control reactions to stress.
But this is not the case.
A panic attack can be described as a comprehensive emotional nightmare.
It is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear while a person feels different physical symptoms such as
There are some interesting panic disorder facts if focused on prevalence and comorbidity:
Panic disorder is approximately prevalent in
Women are approximately 2 times as likely to develop panic disorder compared to men.
Panic disorder usually starts to develop in adolescence and in early adulthood. On average one person suffers 2.2 years from panic disorder.
Of those people who suffer from panic disorder,
reveal a history of being sexually molested or abused.
It is interesting to see in which age group panic disorder gets most expressed.
The research made in the United States reveals that
Whilst panic disorder typically occurs in adults it can also affect children.
More than 90% of first-degree relatives or probands who suffered from panic disorders also had an affective disorder diagnosis, which indicates that panic disorder runs in the family.
A proband is the first in the family line who can develop a certain mental disorder.
Interesting panic disorder facts from the point of the symptoms are that the most known panic disorder symptoms are
The most common combination of disorders is panic disorder and major depression.
It is very important to maintain normal day and night rhythm because it helps to reduce the amount of panic attacks.
The fact is that people who sleep too little or go to bed too late are prone to worry more.
The more you worry about having another panic attack the bigger are the chances of having one.
Up to 30% of people with panic disorder misuse or abuse alcohol, 17% of the people abuse drugs, and up to 20% attempt to commit suicide.
Between 50% and 75% of people with panic disorder are trying to avoid certain places and activities which they interpret as possible triggers of the attack.
That kind of reasoning and behavior can lead to social impairment even greater than that of a major depression.
At the end of the article we are satisfied to offer good news: panic disorder is a highly treatable condition.
With the right treatment or combinations of therapy,
Vlasta Kuster, holds an MA degree in Basic Medical Sciences and uses her 3-month EFT therapy in her work to help people to do away with panic attacks and anxiety for good. She has more than 10-year experiences in EFT therapy and achieves at least 90% success in permanently eliminating anxiety and panic attacks. You may contact her through her website freeofpanic.com