Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning creating sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and a racing heart.
Symptoms of a panic attack, which often last about 10 minutes, include:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Pounding heart or chest pain.
- Intense feeling of dread.
- Sensation of choking or smothering.
- Dizziness or feeling faint.
- Trembling or shaking.
- Nausea or stomachache.
- Tingling or numbness in the fingers and toes.
- Chills or hot flashes.
- A fear that you are losing control or are about to die.