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Panic attack

Panic attack: Introduction

Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety. See detailed information below for a list of 26 causes of Panic attack, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Panic attack:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Panic attack. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Panic attack: Symptom Checker

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Panic attack Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Panic attack

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Stories from Users for Panic attack

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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. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Panic attack: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Panic attack

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Misdiagnosis and Panic attack

Common asymptomatic heart disorder can cause anxiety-like conditions: Anxiety symptoms may be due to heart disorder - There is a reasonably common heart disorder called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), that often remains undiagnosed in people. A relationship more »

Rare cancer hidden cause of panic symptoms: The rare cancer pheochromocytoma, an adrenal tumor, can initially have symptoms similar to panic disorder. Its symptoms may include anxiety, panic, more »

Thyroid disorder misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder: The book "A Dose of Sanity" reports on a case where as woman was diagnosed with panic disorder, and had been taking a variety of anti-anxiety medications. She was more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms of more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety more »

Panic attack: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Panic attack: Related Rare Diseases

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Panic attack: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Panic attack:

Specific psychological phenomenon characterized by sudden onset of anxiety (often unrelated to objective events), accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as tachycardia, paresthesia, flushing, and sweating.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A sudden attack of fear
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Panic attack

The list below shows some of the causes of Panic attack mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Panic attack?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Panic attack. Of the 26 causes of Panic attack that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Panic attack:

The following list of conditions have 'Panic attack' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Panic attack:

The following list of medical conditions have Panic attack or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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What are the alternative names for Panic attack:

Panic disorder
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Panic attack:

Medical Conditions associated with Panic attack:

Panic (388 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes)

Symptoms related to Panic attack:

Anxiety (895 causes), Fear (366 causes), Agitation (238 causes), Panic (388 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Nausea (2564 causes), Chest discomfort (64 causes), Sweating (831 causes), Trembling (378 causes), Fear of dying, Hot flashes (12 causes), Chills (1045 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Paraesthesias, Derealisation, Depersonalisation (9 causes)

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Medical News summaries about Panic attack

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Panic attack

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