A panic disorder is anxiety disorder marked by repeated fear attacks. Many people first go to the emergency room because a panic attack can feel like a heart attack. Patients receive physical and psychiatric evaluations for a panic disorder diagnosis. Common symptoms shared by both panic disorders and heart attacks include chest pain, trouble breathing, and racing heart.
Safety nets are ways to avoid situations, places and things that cause us anxiety. Safety nets come in many different sizes and shapes. Some examples include: Patricia is afraid to go to the mall or crowded areas and will only go if she has a friend along. Her friend is your safety net. Jon is afraid of driving on the highway and will take an…