Category: panic attacks
~ Carbon dioxide (CO2) studies reveal insights into panic disorder (PD). ~ Breathing in 5% or inhaling 35% CO2 can trigger panic attacks more often in PD individuals. ~ PD patients describe these CO2-induced panic attacks as similar to their regular ones. This suggests a link between PD and aberrant respiratory responses. ~ Cognitive factors…
Panic disorder is often associated with chest pain that can either be of cardiac and noncardiac origin. As a result, rates of cardiovascular diseases are high in PD as is the risk of mortality.
Non-anxious people experience panic attacks that are in some cases similar to those experienced in panic disorder.