Panic attacks are frightening and disruptive enough; you don't need the additional stress of worrying about whether common misconceptions about panic disorders are true.
Panic disorders cause sudden and repeated attacks of fear despite the absence of any real danger. Although panic attacks can seem interminable at the time, an attack generally lasts only a few minutes. About six million adults suffer from panic disorders. They generally begin in individuals' late teens or early adulthood years, and women are more likely than men to experience them.
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