Children transition to teenagers often causes great stress on teens. Teenagers often feel pressure to do things that they wouldn’t normally do and feel overwhelmed with new school activities. Some teens may experience extreme cases of depression, family stresses and less family support. In the other hand some teens that are experiencing the above circumstances are not able to control the different changes or the harsh circumstances that their going through, and they often express their emotion with a panic attack. A panic attack is a “sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause” (Mayo Clinic, 1998). Many people only have one or two panic attacks in their life and
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This shows that teens often face the most rigorous attacks in their lifetime. Panic attacks are divided into three different phases of severity of an attack, according to the journal, “Panic and Panic disorders in Adolescents”, “Klein and Klein (1989) suggest that there are three discernible types of attacks, these include “spontaneous” (unexpected) attacks; “situational bound attacks” (cued, expected, or phobic), and “situational predisposed” attacks that are situational related but are not highly predictable”. The severity of a panic attack depends on the teenager who is experiencing the attack. Regardless the type of attack a teenager is experiencing the symptoms that they experience can be the same.
The causes of a panic disorder have not been yet discovered but researchers have an idea of what may trigger a panic attack or disorder. According to the webpage, “Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms”, panic disorders are sometimes genetic; researchers found that some changes occur in the way the brain function”. Some other factors that might determine a panic disorder can be stress and environmental factors. Stress is often related to panic disorders because