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Common FAQs About Panic Disorder

By September 30, 2012

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with panic disorder, you most likely have many questions about this condition. Listed here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about panic disorder. Just click on the question to get the answers you need:

  • How Can I Cope with a Diagnosis of Panic Disorder? Receiving a diagnosis of a mental health condition can bring about many mixed emotions and reactions. You may feel relieved to finally have a diagnosis that explains your symptoms. Perhaps you're happy to be getting the treatment you need. On the other hand, you may feel upset about having to deal with your condition. Learn more about ways you can cope with a diagnosis of panic disorder.
  • How Can I Stop Worrying So Much? Chronic worrying is a problem often experienced by people with anxiety disorders. You may worry about small issues, unforeseen problems, and just about everything else in between. Don't let your worries control your life. Find out how you can overcome frequent worrying.
  • How Can I Deal with Panic and Anxiety in the Morning? Many people with panic disorder feel increased anxiety and other symptoms in the morning. Panic and anxiety experienced in the morning can potentially set the tone for the day. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce morning anxiety.
  • Are All Panic Attacks the Same? Surprisingly, not all panic attacks are triggered by the same circumstances. Persistent and uncured panic attacks are required in order to be diagnosed with panic disorder.
  • How is Panic Disorder Diagnosed? Getting the proper treatment you need typically begins by receiving an accurate diagnosis. Panic disorder cannot be found through blood tests or x-rays. Rather, your doctor or therapist will utilize diagnostic assessments and clinical interviews to determine your diagnosis.

Get more answers: 10 More FAQs About Panic Disorder

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