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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.
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.
Panic attacks are very common, with up to 40% of Australians experiencing a panic attack at some stage in their life.
Agoraphobia is linked to panic disorder, and can impact a person's ability to work or socialise with friends and family.
Anxiety symptoms may be physical or emotional. Find out more about what can trigger an anxiety attack and when you need to seek help from a professional.
Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.
There are many different types of medicines used to help treat anxiety. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many practices aimed at treating emotional problems.
Symptoms of OCD
If you or someone you know displays OCD symptoms to the extent that it affects quality of life, visit a doctor for an assessment.
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.