panic attack disorder Essay

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A person suffering from panic disorder constantly suffers from panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. Many people can suffer from just one or two panic attacks in their life but if a person suffers reoccurring panic attacks they have an anxiety problem called Panic Disorder.
Panic disorder symptoms are as followed: Sense of impending doom or danger, Fear of loss of control or death, Rapid heart rate, Sweating, Trembling, Shortness of breath, Hyperventilation, Chills, Hot flashes, Nausea, Abdominal cramping, Chest pain, Headache, Dizziness, Faintness, Tightness in your throat, and Trouble swallowing. People who have panic disorder also suffer from Rebound Panic Attacks. Rebound Panic Attacks, also know as RPA, is when a person is so scared of having a panic attack that they actually cause themselves to have a panic attack.
Panic Disorder can be caused by many things such as: Genetics, Major stress, Temperament that is more susceptible to stress, or certain changes in the way parts of your brain function. A Panic Attack can be set off by a person’s fight or flight reflex. If a person tries to rob another person in the middle of the night the fight or flight reflex in the person that is being rob would also cause a panic attack due to the lack of decision making skills.
Panic Attacks have a lot of the same symptoms as PTSD also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A lot of people…