Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
This paper discusses research on anxiety and panic disorders combining personal experience and statistics, causes, descriptions, and treatments of the disorders.
The author begins the paper with an account of a panic attack he suffered. He then goes into the definition of panic disorder and the similar disorder anxiety disorder. He lists the symptoms, treatment, and general statistics of the two disorders. Paper includes pie graph with explanation of the statistics.
“According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Panic Disorder is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness or abdominal distress (Facts). The first panic attack is usually the worst, especially if it is accompanied by severe physical symptoms. It is very similar to a heart attack, and since a person’s mind goes into complete induced chaos and fear during such an attack people tend to think the worst, that the end is coming. Panic Disorder is a kind of severe anxiety disorder.”