Most people who struggle with panic want very much to know what causes panic attacks. There are really two questions here, and I will answer them both in this article. Although there are not specific causes for panic attacks in adults, teens, or children, like most other emotional symptoms, panic is understood to be the result of a combination of biological vulnerabilities, ways of thinking, and environmental factors like social stressors.
Ireland has been ranked fourth out of 30 surveyed countries in the first ever comparison of Panic attacks and Panic disorder treatment across Europe. Prevalence rate for men and women 8.5 and 7.4 per 100,000 respectively in Ireland. In terms of medications, specific members of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), the selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRI), and the benzodiazepine families of medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for effective treatment of panic disorder.