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Panic Disorder: The Symptoms

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Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear. Symptoms may include:

  • A racing or pounding heart
  • Stomach pain and nausea
  • Shortness of breath or choking sensations
  • Sweating or chills
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Feelings of impending doom
  • Feeling out of control
  • Intense worry about another panic attack

If your symptoms don’t go away, talk with a health care professional. With treatment and medication, you can feel better.

Learn more at nimh.nih.gov/anxietydisorders