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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