Panic disorder is a sudden onset of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason. Usually, this fear is based on the thought that something terrible is going to happen when there is no such indication.
Symptoms: A racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing, a paralyzing terror, dizziness, trembling, sweating, chest pains, tingling in the extremities and a sense of impending doom. Twice more common in women, an estimated one to two per cent of people will experience panic disorder.
Treatment: One of the most treatable anxiety disorders, it is usually managed with medication and cognitive psychotherapy. Left untreated, it can be debilitating and severely damage one’s quality of life.
Source: Mood Magazine