What are the Symptoms of Panic Disorder?
Panic disorder symptoms start to appear among teenagers and adults who are under the age of 25.
Often without any warning, victim experience intense fear which takes place suddenly. Victim experience panic attack for a duration of 10-20 minutes, however in certain cases, victim may experience panic attack which will last for over an hour. Each victim may experience different level of symptoms.
The common symptoms which the victims may experience are:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Breath shortness
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- Change in mental state which includes detachment feeling
- Chest pain
- Fear of death
Panic attack symptoms often occur without a clear reason. The symptoms associated with panic disorder do not show proportionality towards the level of fear or danger which actually exist. As these panic attacks cannot be predicted, they can affect the victim’s functioning.
Unfortunately, the fear of having a panic attack or recall one may lead to another panic attack.