Panic Disorder Essay

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I. Introduction
A. Panic disorder brings on the fastest and most complex changes known in the human body.
B. My purpose today is to inform you on panic disorder.
C. It concerns you because 1/3 of all Americans have a panic attack by the time they’re adults, and 3 out of 4 don’t receive the treatment they need.
D. Today I will discuss…
1. Facts about panic disorder
2. Symptoms
3. Causes and risk factors
4. Treatments
II. Body
A. Facts about panic disorder
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And in some cases they develop agoraphobia (fear of going outdoors).
4. An attack is not dangerous, but it occurs suddenly without any warning or way of stopping it and can also lead to other complications such as alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide.
C. Causes and risk factors
1. Biological
a. There is some evidence that panic disorder is caused by an abnormality in the function of the locus ceruleus, which is a tiny nerve center in the brainstem that controls heartbeat, breathing, and other vital functions.
b. It’s also believed that heredity can play a role.
2. Behavioral
a. It occurs most frequently in people who are very worried, perfectionist, socially avoidant, or who have had abuse in childhood.
b. It also

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