Under Pressure: What Is A Panic Attack?

Physical symptoms intensify the attack: sweating, racing heart, rapid pulse, feeling faint or as if one is choking, and-perhaps worst of all-the sense of “going crazy.” These attacks are a symptom of panic disorder , a type of anxiety disorder that affects some 2.4 million U.S. adults. The disorder most often begins during the late teens and early adulthood and strikes twice as many American women as men. No one knows what causes panic disorder, though researchers suspect a combination of biological and environmental factors, including family history (panic disorder seems to run in families), stressful life events, drug and alcohol abuse , and thinking patterns that exaggerate normal physical reactions. What happens, exactly? “We all physically respond to stress ,” says Barbara O.
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Pistorius psychiatrist suffers heart attack | citifmonline

According to him , there are dead bodies lying outside his house, which the media isnt showing. He thinks that the media is portraying a biased picture by only showing the chaos. So, in other words, Dr Qadri is not only portraying himself as the victim but also accusing other institutions of working against his party. He stated that it was the government and police causing the disruption and not his party supporters. But I strongly disagree. No, Dr Qadri, your people are not in the right; you are not the victim here; your party is not the only one that has experienced losses. In fact, it is because of your supporters actions that even Karachi, which is miles away, is being affected by this grotesque misuse of power. This incident was tragic, no doubt about that.
More: Chaos, panic, disorder and Dr Tahirul Qadri – The Express Tribune Blog

Chaos, panic, disorder and Dr Tahirul Qadri – The Express Tribune Blog

Mr Pistorius denies intentionally killing his girlfriend and says he accidentally shot her through the toilet door on Valentines Day last year in a state of panic, mistaking the 29-year-old model and law graduate for an intruder. Mr Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretorias Weskoppies psychiatric hospital on 26 May, where he has been assessed by a team of health experts for seven hours a day. Three psychiatrists and a clinical psychologist were tasked to determine whether his state of mind and disability had an effect on him when he shot Ms Steenkamp. South Africas eNCA broadcaster earlier reported that the psychiatrists heart attack may have caused a delay in the handing over of the Paralympians psychiatric evaluation report. The psychiatrist in question, Dr Leon Fine, had not yet signed the report, according to eNCAs website . The prosecution had argued the tests were essential after forensic psychiatrist Merryll Vorster, who diagnosed the athlete with Gad, told the court he was a danger to society. The defence vigorously opposed the move.
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