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Are there any disorders associated with panic attacks?

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May 27th, 2019 6:30pm
yes! lots of people with anxiety disorders suffer from panic attacks, but there's actually a specific disorder that's directly associated with panic attacks. panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that's characterized by frequent and/or recurring panic attacks. people with panic disorder are diagnosed by a licensed psychologist, and are usually treated with a combination of therapy and medication, depending on the severity of it. i don't personally have panic disorder, but i have friends who do, and though it is a chronic illness, with their support system and medications, they are doing well and are healthy and happy.
September 22nd, 2014 1:20am
Yes, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression are two of the major disorders associated with panic attacks.
September 29th, 2014 11:59am
Panic disorder and Anxiety Disorder from panic attacks.
October 16th, 2014 10:49am
There is actually a "panic disorder" generalized with various symptoms that revolve around anxiety etc. Panic attacks occur frequently, and approximately one in 20 Americans will be diagnosed and treated for panic disorder each year. Panic disorder is more common in females than males (2-to-1 ratio). Scientists have not isolated a single gene in studying panic attacks, but it is generally thought that there is a genetic component to panic disorder. This means that people who have a parent with panic disorder are more likely to develop the disorder themselves. Scientific studies have shown that areas of the brain function differently in people with panic disorder. Inappropriate activation of a region of the brain called the amygdala—which is involved in the fight-or-flight response—has been associated with panic disorder in research studies. However, brain imaging is not a practical clinical tool to make a diagnosis.
October 25th, 2014 5:39pm
yes, there're. Like anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias and more. You can know more about this by reading the "Panic Attacks guide"
October 25th, 2014 10:51pm
Yes. There are many different anxiety disorders such as PTSD(post-traumatic-stress-disorder), general anxiety disorder, and more.
October 28th, 2014 4:28am
There are many different panic disorders, there is generalized along with specific panic disorders.
October 28th, 2014 7:00pm
Depression, being unable to leave the house, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and sleeplessness can be disorders associated with panic attacks.
October 30th, 2014 7:51pm
Panic disorders, PTSD, and GAD are most often associated with panic attacks. Panic disorders and generalized anxiety disorder differ in that panic disorders involve severe and uncontrollable panic attacks, while generalized anxiety disorder is associated with free-floating and constant anxiety that can escalate into panic attacks. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that occurs after a traumatic event, involving nightmares and panic attacks and flashbacks to the trauma. In less common cases, panic attacks can also be caused in the midst of manic episodes in bipolar disorder or the depths of major depression. If you're experiencing panic attacks, the ideal thing to do would be to contact a medical professional to receive a diagnosis of any potential disorders you have. If medical expertise isn't available to you, there are many resources on the internet devoted to the identification and management of panic and anxiety attacks.
November 10th, 2014 8:08am
Mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and certain neurological conditions, such as autism and tourettes syndrome.
November 13th, 2014 5:44pm
Anxiety is a common one I think. At least that is what happens with me, I suffer from anxiety and also have (not so often anymore) panic attacks.
November 15th, 2014 11:27pm
Yes, anxiety, depression and physical pain. Stress and fears can bring on panic attacks and anxiety. Which if not taken care of pushes you towards depression. Please seek professional help. Talking helps some but you must learn how to deal with panic attaks. Good luck.
November 16th, 2014 11:15pm
yes actually there is a panic attack disorder. but also panic attacks are symptoms of many disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, ocd, etc. if you think that you have a certain disorder in relation to panic attacks please seek a professional and don't self diagnosis because that can be quite dangerous at times
November 17th, 2014 3:07pm
Generalized Anxiety Disorder can br associated with Panic Attacks. The sense of worrying about everythkmg can sometimes trigger a panic attack.
June 10th, 2015 2:31am
anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder, as well as bipolar disorder are all associated with panic attacks
June 11th, 2015 7:56pm
Yes, quite a few actually! Feel free to look into anxiety disorders (such as General Anxiety Disorder, Social anxiety, etc) or talk to a mental health professional to learn more about your specific situation and how panic attacks may relate to other disorders. Also, check out the anxiety quick self-help guide here on 7 Cups for some tips and tricks related to handling anxiety.
November 3rd, 2015 2:55am
Yes. Conversion Disorder causes physiological symptoms in response to psychological stress. Also multiple anxiety disorders cause panic attack: social, general, etc.
March 21st, 2016 2:28am
Yes in fact, one of them is called anxiety. Usually, panic attacks are caused by overt thinking or being overwhelmed.
May 30th, 2016 6:15am
The first disorder that comes to mind is panic disorder. Additionally, while I am not a mental health professional, I would presume that panic attacks may very well accompany anxiety disorders, and possibly some mood disorders and/or personality disorders.
July 12th, 2016 10:51pm
Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.) frequently cause panic attacks. Mood disorders like depression sometimes have anxiety as a symptom, so they can also cause panic attacks. Another big one is PTSD, which is actually an anxiety disorder so I should have mentioned that before. I think certain personality disorders cause panic attacks as well. There are a lot of disorders associated with panic attacks.
February 14th, 2017 6:06pm
Panic disorders are a real and recognized disorders that are directly related to overwhelming feelings of panic, often in the form of panic attacks. Panic attacks may also be a symptom of an anxiety disorder or a number of other mental health conditions.
August 24th, 2020 11:37pm
Anxiety disordes are usually associated with panic attacks, the panic attack themselves are a anxiety disorder in current mental dissorder classification, also, increased arousal, which is a central part of panic attacks, is present in all anxiety dissorders, but also post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, among others. You have to keep in mind that one of the central characteristics of panic attacks is that they are unpredictable, this differentiates this disorder from others, in which the symptoms appears in a logical way from a trigger or situation. Keep in mind that mental disorders are complex and have a social, psychological and biological causes, so, even if they are associated, the underlying can be different.