Imagine being in a threatening place with no means of escape or of being swallowed up by a big crowd of people.

Now imagine having those fears all the time though there is no real direct threat against you. Only your imagination is telling you to feel threatened.

If you have ever experienced such unwarranted fear and anxiety, you may suffer from "panic disorder with agoraphobia."
Other symptoms may include a dread of bridges, tall buildings or being outside by yourself. Panic attacks are usually short in duration but intense. They can include chest pain, a fear of dying or losing control, nausea or hot flashes. The symptoms can be so severe that some sufferers to to a hospital emergency room for treatment.

If you have physical symptoms, it's important to first be checked out by a nurse or a physician. If you are cleared by them or if there are no physical symptoms, your EAP counselor should be contacted. She can help you find therapies or medications which can address both the causes and symptoms of panic disorder with agoraphobia.

If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, Please contact your EAP counselor.

Attacks typically include a few or many of these symptoms:

  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hyperventilation
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Tightness in your throat
  • Trouble swallowing

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