PANIC DISORDER

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WHAT IS PANIC DISORDER?

A panic attack is a sudden surge of fear and intense discomfort which is accompanied by physical symptoms such as: heart pounding, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, chills or feeling hot, tingling or numbness, feeling detached, and fear of losing control or dying (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Panic attacks become a disorder when worry about having another attack and avoidance of the situation that caused the panic attack becomes a daily exercise.

 

 

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT?
In an emergency, please call the Crisis Line @ 403-266-HELP

TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT IT SO THEY CAN HELP YOU COPE WITH IT DAILY

GO SEE YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR TO TALK ABOUT A DIAGNOSIS

GET A REFERRAL TO A PSYCHOLOGIST TO TALK ABOUT TREATMENT

GET REFERRED TO A PSYCHIATRIST TO TALK ABOUT MEDICATION