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.
In the UK, Panic attacks and Panic disorder is the 5th most common cause of death. Around 8800 people are diagnosed with Panic attacks and Panic disorder in the UK each year, making it the 11th most common diseases. All new cases diagnosed in people who are aged 75 or over. It's uncommon in people under 40 years of age. A combination of the therapies is often used to treat panic disorder like Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Medication etc.