Panic Attacks Cocaine and Crack Cocaine addiction can bring on Panic Attacks. Panic Attacks are characterised by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear which are accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress. These sensations often mimic symptoms of a heart attack or other life-threatening conditions. As a result, the diagnosis of panic disorder is frequently not made until extensive and costly medical procedures fail to provide a correct diagnosis or relief. Many people with panic attacks develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next one will strike. Fortunately, through research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), effective treatments have been developed to help people with panic disorder. This treatment can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Panic Attacks – The Causes The exact cause of panic attacks and the disorder is unknown and is the subject of intense debate and investigation. Possible causes include Cocaine abuse, heredity, other biological factors, stressful life events, and overreacting to normal bodily sensations. Some research suggests panic attacks occur when a “suffocation alarm mechanism” in the brain erroneously fires, falsely reporting that death is imminent. If you would like more information about Panic Attacks, or anything else discussed on this website, call our team now on Tel: 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606 . We are open 24 hours a day, and we only have trained members of staff answering our telephone lines, so you will get straight through to the help and advice you are looking for. You may wish to look at our main website at ADUS Healthcare where you will find much more information on addiction and the causes. ADUS healthcare offers the most affordable drug and alcohol rehab available in the UK today. Call for prices and information about the help we offer.