If you struggle from repeated anxiety or panic attacks, it may be a sign that you suffer from a panic disorder. A panic disorder is a real and serious condition that should not be left untreated.
One aspect of a panic disorder is how it often it affects the quality of life because of constant worrying and fear that another panic attack is imminent. This can cause irrational fears and behaviors that cause a change in daily routines and avoidance of places where an episode has previously occurred or where one might fear will occur.
Panic disorders typically develop between the teenage years and early adulthood. Exact causes are unknown but the following are thought to put you at higher risk:
- A family history of panic disorders
- Major life transitions and traumas such as a graduation, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death in the family, and other life events
- Brain abnormalities
- Substance abuse
If you suspect you have a panic disorder, you should get help. Learn about a natural panic disorder treatment.