Author: National Institute of Mental Health
A brochure on Panic Disorder that explains the signs, symptoms and treatments.People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes. Sometimes symptoms may last longer.These are called panic attacks. Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no
real danger.A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack.