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What are symptoms of a panic attack in a child?

As with adults, during a panic attack children may experience a sudden feeling of overwhelming dread or impending doom accompanied by intense physical sensations, such as sweating, heart palpitations, chest pain, trembling, breathlessness, dizziness, and nausea.

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