Panic disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to stressful events. Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. Symptoms of panic disorder include sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and a racing heart.
Although the exact cause of panic disorder is not fully understood, studies have shown that a combination of factors, including biological and environmental, may be involved. The estimated 5-year prevalence of people in China living with Panic attacks and Panic disorder is 7.4 per 100,000. Total prevalence rate for both sexes in China is 7.9 per 100,000. Prevalence rate for men and women 6.9 and 6.2 per 100,000 respectively in China. A combination of the therapies is often used to treat panic disorder like Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Medication etc.