Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder in Adolescents 

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disease that causes unexpected panic attacks to happen over and over again. These attacks are very scary or uncomfortable times that can reach their peak within minutes. Symptoms include heartbeats, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and a feeling that something bad is about to happen.

When it comes to teenagers, panic disorder may cause a different set of problems than it does for adults. Here are some things to remember:

Each teen's feelings and symptoms are different, and each case of panic disorder can be different in terms of how bad it is and how it shows up. It is important to work closely with experts to make a personalized treatment plan.

If you're worried about your teen's mental health, you might want to talk to a mental health professional.  TWO TENTS Adolescent Services can help.