What happens during a panic attack?

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.

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.

Continue Learning about Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

Sudden attacks of fear, anxiety, nervousness - that is panic disorder. Panic attacks can happen anywhere, without warning. Once you've had a panic attack, you may start avoiding the place where the first occurred. Very often, pani...

c disorder runs in families - and can be triggered by life stress. Various therapies can help panic disorder, as can medication.

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