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Causes of Panic attack

List of causes of Panic attack

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Panic attack) that could possibly cause Panic attack includes:

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Panic attack: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Panic attack, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Panic attack:

Panic attack: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Panic attack: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Panic attack as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Panic attack as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Panic attack. Our database lists the following as having Panic attack as a complication of that condition:

Panic attack as a symptom:

Conditions listing Panic attack as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Panic attack. Our database lists the following as having Panic attack as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Panic attack:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Panic attack as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What triggers Panic attack?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Panic attack:

  • Catastrophic misinterpretation - the mistaken belief that something (e.g. symptom, environment change, etc.) is going to cause a severe problem is the underlying trigger for many panic attacks.
  • Hyperventilation - hyperventilation can be both a symptom and a trigger for a panic attack
  • But few people with chronic hyperventilation get panic attacks
  • Humid atmosphere
  • Stuffy atmosphere
  • Hot atmosphere
  • Vertigo
  • Chest pain - an unrelated chest pain can trigger a fear of heart attack (or another panic attack) and thus actually lead to a panic attack; chest pain is also a symptom of panic attacks.
  • Dizziness - dizziness can be both a trigger and symptom of panic attacks.
  • Breathlessness - can trigger the feeling that you cannot breathe and this fear leads to a panic attack.
  • Nausea - can trigger a fear of the social embarassment of vomiting leading to an attack.
  • Palpitations - palpitations can be both a trigger and symptom of panic attacks.

Medical news summaries relating to Panic attack:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Panic attack:

Cause statistics for Panic attack:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Panic attack:

  • About 50% of people who suffer panic attacks report that humid/hot/stuffy atmosphere causes more attacks
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Related information on causes of Panic attack:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Panic attack may be found in:


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