Panic anxiety and panic attacks are frightening because its symptoms are similar to a heart attack. While it only last a few seconds, it can be quite a daunting occurrence. The right diagnosis is crucial to determine if a person genuinely has a heart attack, breathing difficulty or merely a thyroid problem. Signals are so identical that it would take a really experienced medical professional to be able to properly diagnose the condition. In most cases, it is a panic attack and it is not life threatening. Proper analysis of similar disorders must be done thoroughly to spare those with panic disorder unnecessary embarrassment, suffering, isolation and anxiety.
People who suffer from panic disorder are also worried about recurring attacks as it takes place quite unexpectedly. The attacks are usually triggered by emotional disturbances such as phobias and other emotional disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some panic attacks even occur during sleep. Common symptoms of panic attack are shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, chills, nausea and dizziness.