Panic Disorder Symptoms - Is It Possible to Stop Trembling Uncontrollably?
By Paris D. Lee
Do you suffer from panic disorder symptoms? Aside from the three inevitables of life-birth,
disease, and death-you can also add stress to the list of unavoidables that seem to lengthen with
time. Believe it or not, stress is a part of the normal bodily response to motivate people into
action. It performs a positive and protective function. However, because of individual differences
owing to the trillions of A-T, G-C combinations of nucleotide bases-simply put, the genetic
makeup-people view stress differently or, for that matter, react to stressors differently. For
instance, speaking in front of a crowd is stimulating and enjoyable to politicians, but for a person
who hasn't talked in front of that many people, this can bring a feeling of apprehension as he or
she waits for the turn to speak. Both may experience a certain level of stress; however, for the
former, the stress can increase bodily functions to ready him or her for the event and for the latter,
the stress can blow out of proportion to cause him or her to abandon the activity altogether.
Panic disorder works similarly with the latter scenario. Stress can become uncontrollable to the
point of causing a series of panic attacks. To define terms, panic attacks refer to the abrupt onset
of intense terror from feelings of impending doom. Panic disorder, on the other hand, is an
escalated form of panic attack which lasts from five to thirty minutes and may fluctuate in
intensity within this period. However, some have reported episodes as short as one minute and as
long as a month. What makes the disorder serious are the associated panic disorder symptoms,
which even prompt people afflicted with the disorder to seek treatment from emergency rooms of
hospitals. In fact, death rates for people with panic disorder are twenty percent higher than the
general population. Furthermore, the people with the disorder who commit suicide are high in
number. The disease can severely alter the quality of life of people who live in constant fear of
the precipitating event or having to experience the attack again.
Among the common panic disorder symptoms involve palpitations (irregular, rapid, hard
heartbeats), perspirations, dizziness, dyspnea (difficulty of breathing), uncontrollable fear,
choking or smothering sensation, hyperventilation (fast breathing), chest pain, nausea,
paresthesias (tingling sensation), chills or hot flashes, and many others. These symptoms result
from the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and are exaggerated reactions of the
body to perceived stressors, which may not be real at times. Normally, the effects of the
sympathetic nervous system are reversed once the stressor has disappeared. However in the case
of the disorder, because of maladaptive coping mechanism to stress, symptoms continue until
they bring harm to the person.
With the right attitude and support of family and friends, the panic disorder symptoms can
become controllable. The most effective treatment is a mix of both cognitive behavioral therapy
and pharmacotherapy. The person is also encouraged to take on a positive attitude that he or she
can learn to overcome the disorder and stop trembling uncontrollably in anxiety no more.
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