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Panic Attacks: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about panic attacks.

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack is an abrupt onset of intense sometimes crippling fear or discomfort which will intensify within minutes. You will experience some of the following symptoms, a pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shaking, accelerated heart rate and palpitations

Panic Attack Facts - 

Panic attacks usually occur between the ages of 15 and 25.


There can be various reasons for the development of panic attacks and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.


Panic attacks are fairly common. Most adults have experienced one at some point in their life. Women are twice as likely as men to experience one.

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