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EP 285 - Panic Attacks Or Panic Disorder? (Foundations of Panic #5)

EP 285 - Panic Attacks Or Panic Disorder? (Foundations of Panic #5)

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Having panic attacks does not always mean you have panic disorder. This week on The Anxious Truth we're digging into what differentiates panic attacks - even recurring panic attacks - from panic disorder.

In a nutshell, the primary differentiator here is fear/avoidance.  When you begin to fear panic attacks because you interpret them as dangerous or too overwhelming, then you begin to modify and restrict your lifestyle to prevent or avoid them, you are panic disorder territory. Compare this to the very large number of people that will have panic attacks now and then without ever treating them this way. They have panic attacks, which they experience as individual events that they do not link together, and go about their lives mostly unconcerned or worried about a next panic attack.

This week we're also talking about why being anxious all the time is quite common in panic disorder and how panic disorder relates to other closely related conditions all categorized as "anxiety disorders" from a diagnostic point of view.

For full show notes on this episode:
https://theanxioustruth.com/285

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https://theanxioustruth.com

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EP 285 - Panic Attacks Or Panic Disorder? (Foundations of Panic #5)

EP 285 - Panic Attacks Or Panic Disorder? (Foundations of Panic #5)

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