Panic disorder in children

A panic attack is an intense episode in which the afflicted individual experiences feelings of dread accompanied by various physical sensations. They usually last only a couple of minutes but may last as long as 10 minutes and even longer. Children have less insight than adults and are less capable of describing their symptoms. Commonly reported symptoms are chest pain, perspiration, palpitations and tremors. A child with panic disorder should have a careful screening. It is always better to screen for thyroid problems, excessive caffeine (cola) intake and diabetes. Both medication and therapy have been used effectively. In children and adolescents with mild or moderate anxiety, it makes sense to start first with psychotherapy.


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