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Mon Mar 23 15:25:09 EST 1998
Emma Chase-Van Cott (7elc at qlink.queensu.ca) wrote:
: What's "full-blown panic disorder"? Is is the same as G.A.D.?
Panic disorder is much worse than GAD. People get perodic "panic
attacks" where they hyperventilate, experience chest pains and heart
palpitations, and often feel they are having a heart attack. Yet no
signs of heart disease are found. GAD is an ongoing thing, but panic
disorder manifests itself by brief periods of very intense anxiety.
Xanax is effective in high doses for panic disorder, but these doses
carry severe risk of addiction. Other treatments for panic are
preferable, antidpressants are often useful and don't have an addiction
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