In most cases, panic attacks are similar to anxiety attacks.

However, both of these terms actually refer to two different health conditions.

Differences between Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorders

Panic Attack

Panic Attack came suddenly, without warning, and without reason.

Panic attacks are usually accompanied by the appearance of intense fear. In response, several physical reactions may also occur.

In patients who experienced a terrible experience usually felt as though lost control of themselves or feel will die.

The attack can also trigger chronic panic disorder. Patients will begin to avoid places or situations that trigger an attack.

  • Heart palpitations.
  • Excessive sweating.
  • Rapid breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Rapid pulse.
  • Feel as if death is imminent at the time of the attack.
  • Trembling.
  • Nausea / vomiting.
  • Dizziness accompanied by headaches.
  • Pain and tightness in the chest.
  • Cramps in the stomach.
  • To feel faint.
  • Chills.
  • Difficulty swallowing food or liquids.
  • Feeling like in terror.
  • Tingling in various parts of the body.

  • Panic attacks are considered a health problem that is idiopathic. That is, not yet known causes of this disorder.
  • However, factors that might contribute to trigger them are genetics, stress, and certain changes in the chemical composition of the brain (neurotransmitters).

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders associated with feelings that cause anxiety.

Anxiety can not be detached from the daily life of every person.

However, anxiety becomes abnormally when begin to interfere with daily activities and make a person can not live a normal life.

Symptoms :
  • The most visible symptom is the appearance of anxiety about things that may seem trivial.
  • Other symptoms include restlessness constant or continuous. Patients seemed restless and never quiet.
  • Concentration deteriorated, forgetful.
  • Irritable and tired.
  • Physical symptoms such as tension in the muscles and muscle pain.
  • Insomnia, difficulty breathing, profuse sweating, and nausea.

  • Factors that cause for this condition is still unaccounted for sure.
  • Experts assume that the environmental conditions and certain abnormal changes in brain chemistry may contribute to trigger this condition.