Wichita, Kansas (PressExposure) September 29, 2009 -- Panic disorder afflicts 1.5% of the people. All too often, someone suffering from panic disorder doesn't know it. Instead, the average sufferer ends up being labeled a hypochondriac (or worse) because the panic attacks causes are offering up symptoms that mimic the symptoms of other conditions.
Ignorance is the only reason panic disorder is out of control. People who do not know they are suffering from panic disorder will spend countless wasted hours and wasted dollars getting the medical community and insurance companies to chase after what, ultimately, turns out to be... nothing.
Tightness in the chest, heart beating rapidly, tingling in the arms. Numbness, inability to take a deep breath, cold sweat, PAIN. Sounds like a heart attack, right? And you would be correct to think that and have it checked out.
But when you get to the hospital and they tell you, you are NOT having a heart attack... then what? If no one tells you that anxiety may be the culprit, then you are left chasing ghosts.
But not any longer. WhenPanicAttacks.INFO is YOUR website for up-to-the minute news, developments and commentary on the subject of Panic Disorder.