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. Prevalence rate for Panic attacks and Panic disorder in Norway is 8.9 per 100,000. Prevalence rate for men and women 7.6 and 7.0 per 100,000 respectively in Norway. A combination of the therapies is often used to treat panic disorder like Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Medication etc.
Panic attacks often strike when you’re away from home, but they can happen anywhere and at any time. Many people experience panic attacks without further episodes or complications. There is little reason to worry if you’ve had just one or two panic attacks. However, some people who’ve experienced panic attacks go on to develop panic disorder.