How long does panic disorder last?

Panic attacks associated with panic disorder usually reach their climax within ten minutes of the attack. However, the intense fear and feeling of losing control can last even longer up to about 30 minutes. Some people also feel exhausted when the attack settles.

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What Happens During a Panic Attack?
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