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Panic disorder is characterised by regular panic attacks — a response to a stressful situation, where you feel like you are losing control.
Panic attacks are common, with up to 5% of Australians experiencing a panic attack at some stage in their life.
Anxiety attack and panic attack
'Anxiety attack' is not a recognised medical term and can mean different things to different people. Learn about anxiety and panic attacks and where to get help.
Agoraphobia is linked to panic disorder, and can impact a person's ability to work or socialise with friends and family.
Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.
People with anxiety disorders may be unable to stop worrying about seemingly unimportant things, and perceive situations as being worse than they are.
Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.
If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it's faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs and the causes of heart palpitations.
Serotonin is a chemical substance that controls wellbeing and happiness. Not having enough serotonin is thought to contribute to depression. Learn more here, including how serotonin levels can be adjusted.
Online therapy (eTherapy)
eTherapy, online counselling or online therapy refers to psychological support, therapy, education and assistance delivered via the internet or an online platform.