(HealthDay News) -- A panic attack is a sudden, unexpected bout of intense fear. Its symptoms may be both physical and emotional. When this type of attack occurs repeatedly, it may be known as panic disorder.
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The U.S. National Library of Medicine defines these common symptoms of a panic attack:
- Pain in the chest, with rapid heartbeat.
- Fainting or feeling dizzy.
- Difficulty catching your breath, or feeling like you are choking.
- Shaking or trembling.
- Sweating, chills or hot flashes.
- Being afraid of dying or being out of control.
- Feeling nauseous, numb or tingly.
-- Diana Kohnle
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