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Risk Factors for Panic disorder

Risk factors discussion:

Heredity, other biological factors, stressful life events, and thinking in a way that exaggerates relatively normal bodily reactions are all believed to play a role in the onset of panic disorder. The exact cause or causes of panic disorder are unknown and are the subject of intense scientific investigation. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Panic Disorder: NIMH)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Panic disorder are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Panic disorder makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Panic disorder. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Panic disorder. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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