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Related and Co-Occurring Conditions

It is not uncommon for panic disorder to co-occur with other mood or other anxiety disorders. Some physical diseases are also more prevelent in people with panic disorder. Here you will find a vast amount of information to make sense of these related conditions.

Panic Disorder and Related Conditions
People diagnosed with panic disorder are often more vulnerable to developing co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders. Some mental health disorders have similar symptoms, but are diagnosed and classified as separate conditions.

Depression – Signs and Symptoms of Depression
We’ve all felt “sad” or “blue” at one time or another. Rare bouts of depression that last only a few days are usually not a problem for most people. But, clinical depression is a different story. Here you will find information about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for depression.

Depression and Anxiety
Symptoms of depression and anxiety often co-occur in certain disorders. Here you will find information about symptoms and treatments for depression and anxiety.

Headaches, Migraines, and Panic Disorder
Research has found that people with panic disorder are more prone to experiencing frequent headaches and migraines. Here you can find out more about the link between headaches and panic disorder.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Panic Disorder
IBS is a common issue for people with panic disorder. Here you will find information on the link between IBS and panic disorder, including symptoms, potential causes, and treatment options for both conditions.

Chest Pain and Panic Disorder
Chest pain is a common symptom of panic disorder. Chest pain frequently occurs during panic attacks, making a person feel as though they are experiencing a medical emergency. Find out more about the link between chest pain and panic disorder.

Anxiety Disorders Related to Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is classified as a type of anxiety disorder. Other similar conditions include PTSD, GAD, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and agoraphobia. Here you will find information on these related and often co-occurring anxiety disorders.

Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Similar to panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder is marked by excessive worry and anxiety. Here you will find more information about GAD, including diagnostic criteria, how this condition differs from panic disorder, and typical treatment options.

What’s the Difference Between Panic Disorder and GAD?
Panic disorder and GAD are both anxiety-related illnesses identified in the DSM-IV-TR. Although they share some common symptoms, including excessive worry, they are distinct illnesses. How can you tell the difference between panic disorder and GAD?

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an illness associated with excessive worry about everyday life events. It's symptoms can be consuming and greatly interfere with one's life and well-being. Here you will find an overview of GAD and its symptoms.

Study Links Panic Disorder With Increased Risk of Heart Disease
British researchers suggest a possible risk between panic disorder and coronary heart disease (CHD) and acute myocardial infarction (MI).

Panic Disorder and Risks of Co-occurring Medical Conditions
Certain medical conditions have been identified as being more prevalent in those with panic disorder that in their non-panic counterparts. The comorbidity (two illnesses or diseases co-existing) of certain medical conditions with panic disorder may complicate treatment strategies. Here you will find information about some of the medical conditions that often co-occur with PD.

Mitral Valve Prolapse MVP and Panic Disorder
MVP involves an abnormality of the mitral valve that allows blood to leak back through the valve opening. Some studies suggest that people with panic disorder, or other anxiety disorders, are more likely to have MVP. Many people with MVP have no symptoms. But, for others, symptoms may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and other disturbing sensations.

Acid Reflux Disease and Panic Disorder
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, is a common health problem that causes heartburn and acid regurgitation from the stomach. Here you will find information about GERD, including symptoms, risks and complications associated with acid reflux disease.

Panic Disorder and IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome is not a specific disease, but is used to describe a group of gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS has been associated with panic and other anxiety disorders. Here you will find information about IBS, including common sympotms and diagnostic tests used to confirm the syndrome.

Anxiety Disorders and Alcohol Abuse Disorders
Limited alcohol use is often considered acceptable in many situations. The occasional night cap to unwind, or the couple of celebratory drinks during a social gathering, are usually not problematic and may even be considered socially customary. But, studies have shown that if you have panic disorder or another anxiety disorder, you may be at risk of having co-occurring problem drinking.

Panic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that involves shifts in moods from depression to manic episodes. It is possible to be diagnosed with panic disorder and bipolar disorder. Here you will find information on the symptoms and treatment options for bipolar disorder.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma and Panic Disorder
Information from your About.com Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Information from your About.com Guide to Depression.

Panic Disorder Versus OCD
Panic disorder and OCD are both categorized an anxiety disorders, which are mental health issues marked by excessive nervousness and worry. However, Panic disorder and OCD are separate disorders with their own set of diagnostic criteria.

Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder
How do panic disorder and social anxiety disorder differ? Compare these two anxiety disorders and find out about their differences.

Panic Disorder and PTSD
Panic Disorder and PTSD are both anxiety-related conditions marked with fear and intense physical symptoms. Here you will find information about the differences between panic disorder and PTSD.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Panic disorder is one type of several anxiety disorders. These conditions have similar symptoms, such as fear and apprehension. However, each disorder has its own set of district diagnostic criteria. Here you will find information on the different types of anxiety disorders.

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders
Panic disorder is one of several anxiety disorders. This conditions have similar symptoms, including intense fear and anxiety. However, each anxiety disorder has its own unique features. Here you will find a summary of each of the most common anxiety disorders.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Panic Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can co-occur with panic disorder. Learn more about SAD, including how it can occur with panic disorder and ways it can be treated.

Panic Disorder and ADHD
Panic disorder and ADHD are two separate mental health conditions that can co-occur. Here you will find out more about ADHD and how it differs from panic disorder.

Panic Disorder and Mood Disorders
Panic disorder disorder sufferers are at risk for developing a co-occurring mood disorder. Find out more about the common co-occurring conditions of depression and bipolar disorder.

Panic Disorder and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia sufferers are often faced with a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Here you will find information on fibromyalgia and panic disorder.

Panic Disorder and Alcohol Use
Panic disorder sufferers may turn to alcohol for relief from anxiety, however, this can easily lead to problem drinking. Here you will learn more about panic disorder and alcohol abuse.

Panic Disorder and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions
People with panic disorder are often susceptible to also being diagnosed with certain medical conditions. Here you will find information on common co-occurring conditions with panic disorder.

Panic Disorder and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders often co-occur with mood and anxiety disorders. Here you will learn about common types of eating disorders that can co-occur with panic disorder.

Panic Disorder, Headaches, and Muscle Pain
Panic sufferers are prone to anxiety-related headaches, migraines, and muscle pain and stiffness. Here you will find out more about these common effects of anxiety and how to get them treated.

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