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Transcript of Panic Disorder
-Sir Isaac Newton
-Scarlette Johansson by Sydney Swan and Amanda Donaldson Panic Disorder Prevalence About 2.7% of the population has panic disorder
44.8% of these are considered severe
59.1% of those with the disorder are receiving treatment
Woman are also 3 times as likely to have it
Average age of onset is 24 years old
Therapy and Treatments Sometimes medication, anti-anxiety drugs, may help if physical symptoms are not ruled out by a physician.
psychotherapy approaches (behavioral and cognitive approaches.)
The major key to treatment is accepting the attacks as psychological rather then physical. Relaxation techniques and working through underlying issues have been proven the most successful without relapse. Often symptoms of this disorder come on rapidly without an identifiable stressor The underlying causes are typically subtle. Possible Causes Symptoms sudden attacks of intense fear or anxiety
rapid breathing due to shortness of breath
Vision may become blurred
Dizziness may occur
Racing thoughts. Panic Disorder An anxiety disorder marked by a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking or other frightening sensations Famous People with Panic Disorder People with this disorder People usually take anti-anxiety medications or undergo psychotherapy to help relax their anxieties and figure out their trigger. They are also able to live a normal lifestyle and after being treated, function well in society. References Credits Taunya Hinojosa
Patrick Henry High School
6702 Wandermere Dr.
San Diego, CA 92120
Crawling - Linkin Park
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Article Could be a problem of pH - of acidity at key junctures in the brain
The Iowa study shows that genetically modified mice lacking these acid-sensing proteins have a greatly reduced capacity to show either instinctive or learned fear
Several of the experiments described in the Iowa paper showed that inhaling elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide triggered strong fear reactions in normal mice, and that some of these fear reactions required the presence of the acid-sensing protein in the amygdala.
Most patients with panic disorder will experience a panic attack when they inhale air containing 35% carbon dioxide, while most healthy volunteers will not.