Panic attacks, sometimes called panic episodes, are episodes of intense panic or fear. You identify an anxiety disorder by repeated, unexpected panic fits, as well as fear of experiencing another episode. Discover how to control anxiety and reduce your fears.
Social anxiety and panic attacks are more common in people who have a genetic disposition towards these disorders. They are not the result of other mental problems or abuse of substances. Social anxiety disorders are known to start as a person enters their teenage years, though they can occur at any time in life.