Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring panic attacks, causing a series of intense episodes of extreme anxiety during panic attacks. There is no single cause for panic disorder, however, panic disorder has been found to run in families, and suggests that inheritance plays a strong role in determining who will get it. Total prevalence rate for both sexes in Japan is 8.5 per 100,000. Prevalence rate for men and women 10.6 and 6.7 per 100,000 respectively in Japan. Cognitive behavioural therapy and Positive Self Talk specific for panic are the treatment of choice for panic disorder.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can’t breathe. You may even feel like you’re dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. They may even cause you to withdraw from normal activities. But panic attacks can be cured and the sooner you seek help, the better.