Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
Panic Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort that peak within minutes and can include symptoms such as a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, trembling, and a sense of impending doom. Individuals with Panic Disorder often worry about having additional attacks, leading to changes in behavior to avoid triggering situations. The fear and anticipation of future panic attacks can significantly impact daily life. Treatment for Panic Disorder may involve psychotherapy, particularly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and/or medication to manage symptoms and prevent future attacks.