Constantly in Fear of the Next Panic Attack

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Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS

Psychiatry

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Anticipatory anxiety is worry or fear in regards to something that will take place in the future. A panic attack is an abrupt and intense rush of fear or discomfort that reaches peak within minutes and can include physical symptoms. It can be caused by many different medical or psychiatric conditions.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Constantly in fear of the next panic attack

Possible causes

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)

    Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, that can lead to blood clots in the heart. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Atrial fibrillation can be caused by many conditions, most commonly heart valve diseases and heart failure.

  • Hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder

    A psychological disorder that can be very distressing to the patient. It is often caused by anxiety or underlying emotional trauma.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a condition where a person experiences intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday (including normal) situations. Anxiety can be normal in stressful situations, however it can be an indicator of underlying disease and interfere with daily living.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are you constantly in fear of the next panic attack?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Have you ever seen, heard, or smelt something that did not actually exist?

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