How Do I Know if I'm Having a Panic Attack?
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association is the guide therapists use to diagnose a specific mental problem.
According to this book, the following signs and symptoms are indicative of a panic attack:
If you do not wish to assess your symptoms at this time and would like to continue with the lesson on Panic Disorders, please read You Are Not to Blame.
If you would like to start at the beginning of the Panic Disorder lessons, please read What to Expect When You are Diagnosed with a Panic Disorder.
RECOMMENDED READING FROM THE PSYSTORE:
Help! I Think I'm Dying! Panic Attacks & Phobias: A Consumer's Guide (New Supplement for 1999)
by Abbot Lee, MD Granoff
Our Price: $14.95
"Dr. Granoff charts a clear, sensible course through the confusion of the pseudo-health care circus, and leads his readers to seek accurate diagnoses and effective treatment from qualified professionals. A good informative read for lay audiences ...confronts the fear and confusion about anxiety disorders." -- Frank L. Ayd, Jr., M.D. Editor, International Drug Therapy Newsletter
For a selection of books on this topic, visit the Psystore.