What is panic disorder?

Panic disorder is a specific psychological phenomenon characterized by sudden onset of anxiety (often unrelated to objective events), accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as tachycardia, paresthesia, flushing, and sweating.

How do members experience panic disorder?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with panic disorder*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for panic disorder*

*Data from patients with panic disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with panic disorder*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for panic disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood sluggishness 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
panic disorder (25)
Treatment

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for panic disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sluggishness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
panic disorder (15)
Treatment

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for panic disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
anticipatory anxiety excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
panic disorder (14)
Treatment

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
panic disorder (2)

*Data from patients with panic disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has panic disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 25
20s 620
30s 3,057
40s 5,042
50s 5,051
60s 3,344
70+ 1,139

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4,950
Female 13,428