Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be frightening and can happen suddenly, often for no clear reason. The panic response is normally triggered by the early brain that controls the flight or fight response.

There are some physical conditions and disorders that can have similar symptoms including mitral valve prolapse, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), anaemia, poorly controlled diabetes, thyrotoxicosis and adrenal tumours so it is wise to consult your GP in the first instance if you have symptoms of anxiety or panic disorder.