Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Panic

Evaluation of panic attack among adults- A clinical study

Dr. Ravi Kumar Rana

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2126-2130

Background:Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder exhibited by repeated and sudden panic
attacks which include palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, abdominal
distress, dizziness, and fear of dying. The present study was conducted to assess cases of
panic attack among adults.
Materials & Methods: 126 cases of panic attack of both genders were included. Parameters
such as PDSS, APPQ, ASI- R and BDI was recorded. The instrument includes 7 items
associated with symptoms accompanied by panic disorder.
Results: Out of 126 patients, males were 56 and females were 70.PDSS (total) score was
12.3, APPQ (total) was 51.8, agoraphobia score was 49.7, social phobia score was 50.2 and
interoceptive fearscore was 50.9.Reasons of attack was depression in 36, hereditary in 30,
low blood sugar in 20 and medicine withdrawal in 40 cases. The difference was significant
(P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Reasons of panic attack was depression, hereditary, low blood sugar and
medicine withdrawal.