What is the difference between Panic Disorder and Anticipatory Anxiety?

 

 

Anticipatory anxiety occurs when we begin to fear future episodes of Panic. Once the pattern occurs, a behavioral process follows suit where we begin to react to a certain circumstance as dangerous when it is not, such as the last place that we suffered a Panic Attack. We may begin to avoid these places and situations and to limit our activities. Soon, we are in an endless loop of fear of the fear of suffering a Panic Attack.

 
         
  What is agoraphobia?

 

 

Agoraphobia, which can occur after the trauma of experiencing Panic Attacks in various places and associating the symptoms with the places, is a condition where the individual is afraid to leave home and may indeed become homebound.