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Panic Disorder

What is Panic Disorder?

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder and 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.

Signs & Symptoms

People with panic disorder have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. During a panic attack, most likely your heart will pound and you may feel sweaty, weak, faint, or dizzy. Your hands may tingle or feel numb, and you might feel flushed or chilled. You may have nausea, chest pain or smothering sensations, a sense of unreality, or fear of impending doom or loss of control.

Are you having some of these symptoms?† You may not have a Panic Disorder, but you may have had a panic attack.† It is best to get professional advice.

REMEMBER Ė YOU CAN GET HELP NOW:†
Talk with your Chabot College Mental Health Counselor/Intern who is located> in the Student Health Center:† BLdg. 100, room 120 OR call 723-7625 for a confidential mental health and psychological counseling appointment.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT? ††††††
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If you have questions regarding this information please contact ValJeŠn Dale, LMFT, Chabot College Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
vdale@chabotcollege.edu or call (510) 723-6615.