This is an excellent article by Dr. Frank C. Lenford, MD, Professor at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, on what causes anxiety.
Dr. Lenford is a strong supporter of the American Psychological Association’s call for a scientific statement on the causes and effects of anxiety. It’s an important topic and we hope that by sharing it with our readers we can encourage the conversation.
This topic has become increasingly relevant in recent years as the government has gotten involved with the panic attacks that are so common and have caused many deaths in the United States. The medical profession has had to spend a lot of time studying the symptoms and causes of these anxiety illnesses. In fact, in 2010 the American Psychological Association published a paper that summarized what they found. The researchers found that the majority of cases of panic attacks have no identifiable cause, unlike the more common cases of generalized anxiety disorder.
A lot of people don’t know that panic attacks are actually a form of epilepsy that can start in childhood. Although many of us believe that what we call “panic attacks” and “panic disorders” are just different kinds of anxiety, they’re actually the same thing. These disorders are often seen as a sign of some type of mental disorder.
As it turns out, panic attacks are actually a form of epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation says that 50-60% of patients with panic attacks have some sort of seizure disorder. In fact, the Epilepsy Foundation says that the first thing that people with panic attacks should look for is a history of a seizure disorder.
Panic attacks and panic disorders are two different things. Panic attacks are a form of epilepsy and panic disorders are a mental illness. If you have a panic attack, you may have some type of mental disorder.
I think it’s important to distinguish between a panic attack, or a panic disorder, and the more common types of epilepsy. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, a panic attack is a seizure disorder in which people have a sudden, intense, out-of-body experience, usually accompanied by an upset stomach, that lasts for at least 15 minutes. A panic disorder is a mental illness characterized by uncontrollable, out-of-control, intrusive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
The Epilepsy Foundation also defines a panic attack or panic disorder as having recurrent and intense panic attacks that are usually of sudden onset. These attacks are typically thought to be a stressor, such as a divorce or death of a loved one, and are usually associated with other mental health issues, such as an addiction, a physical illness, or other stressors.
Panic attack is a potentially life-threatening illness that occurs when a person is suddenly unable to control or stop their attacks. The cause of this condition is due to the brain’s inability to regulate the release of certain chemicals in the brain. Panic disorder is a mental disorder that can cause a person to experience sudden and intense fear, such as fear of heights. The symptoms of panic disorder include uncontrollable anxiety, or fear of experiencing a particular event or situation.
I’m sure that everyone in the audience is familiar with the symptoms of panic disorder, so let me explain what it is, as well as what the cause of panic disorder is. Panic disorder is a mental disorder that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or culture. It is caused by a sudden, intense fear of experiencing a particular event or situation.