Brain Disorders Essay

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Disorders of the Brain-Panic Disorder Mary Rhoades Introduction of Psychology January 28, 2014 Professor Kristy Crowley Disorder of the Brain The disorder of the brain that I think is interesting and happens to me is panic attracts or panic disorder. A Panic disorder (PD) is a type of anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent episodes of panic attacks. The development of fear, worries and anxiety regarding the possibility of future attacks, along with several physical symptoms. The unpredictable recurrence of new panic attacks may cause significant fear and lead to severe avoidance behavior and anticipatory anxiety. Panic attacks are characterized by sudden and unexpected distinct periods of intense fear, nervousness or apprehension, terror, panic or discomfort. They can often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as: shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, angina, excessive perspiration, trembling, nausea or abdominal distress; and cognitive symptoms such as: depersonalisation or derealisation, and the fear of losing control, going crazy, having a heart attack, or even dying. This is a serious disorder and many people think that is ok to have anxiety or panic attack, because work, their children and their everyday life. When in fact this is a very dangerous disorder, and can kill you. Panic disorder sometimes run in families, but they are not sure why some people have panic attacks and others don't. “Researchers have found that several parts of the brain are involved in fear and anxiety. By learning more about fear and anxiety in the brain, scientists may be able to create better treatments. Researchers are also looking for ways in which stress and environmental factors may play a role.” (The National Institutes of Health (NIH)). There are various brain parts and activities involved in panic attacks. They believe that it all depends on why

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