Patient Comments: Anxiety – Attack Experience – Viewers Share Their Medical Experiences – Medicinenet

Causes of panic disorder While researchers have not determined a specific cause of panic disorder in some individuals, many believe it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Family history seems to play a large role in determining who will suffer from a panic disorder. Researchers have identified several parts of the brain that are involved in fear and anxiety. Some scientists believe that people with panic disorder have an abnormality that causes them to misinterpret benign sensations as threats, causing their fear reaction to go into overdrive. [ Related: Women With No Fear Feel Panic in Experiments ] Some researchers think that people with panic disorder misinterpret harmless bodily sensations as threats. While biology may be a factor, environment can also be influential. If a parent or close adult suffers from panic disorder, a child may begin to think panic is a standard reaction and mimic adult behavior.
Source: Panic Disorder: Causes & Treatment for Panic Attacks | LiveScience

I felt as if I was going to die or I was having a heart attack . I got medication for it but the pills make me feel so down and I have no interest for a lot of stuff. I have a huge headache , I feel like my brain will just stop working. I don’t want to rely on pills I just want to feel myself again. Was this comment helpful? It has had a major effect on our marriage and life. He is making irresponsible decisions regarding our home and assets out of fear of death.
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