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What happens during a panic attack?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
During a panic attack, the adrenal glands on the top of the kidneys produce hormones that increase your heart rate and cause sweating and other symptoms. Fear of these attacks is termed agoraphobia. Watch Dr. Oz discuss panic attacks.


A panic attack can cause symptoms in almost every part of your body, says psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein.  Watch this video to find out what the head-to-toe symptoms of a panic attack are.


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