A Walkthrough Guide To Panic Disorder

Causes And Risk Factors

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Similar to generalized anxiety disorder, although panic disorder can run in families, it is not clear why some members have it while others do not. With this in mind, however, research indicates several biological and psychological factors play a role. This includes specific brain functions that have a key part in fear and anxiety and the misinterpretation of harmless sensations as threats. There are also several environmental factors that contribute to the development of panic disorder, including traumatic life events, high stress during a significant period, as well as the presence of other medical conditions, particularly psychiatric ones. More research is necessary to accurately determine what causes panic disorder to develop.

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