Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
It can be hard to tell the difference between the symptoms of a panic attack (such as shortness of breath and chest pain) and the symptoms of a heart attack or another serious medical problem. If you have symptoms of a panic attack, be sure to get medical care right away so that other medical conditions can be ruled out.
Who to see
The following health professionals can diagnose panic attacks. They may work together with other health professionals to treat panic attacks and panic disorder:
Treatment for panic attacks and panic disorder may also be provided by a:
Many community mental health centers, hospital outpatient clinics, and family service agencies have treatment programs for people with panic disorder.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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