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Panic Attack Test

Use this panic attack test to help determine if you are experiencing the symptoms of a panic attack and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for panic disorder from a qualified doctor or mental health professional.

Instructions: When taking the panic attack test, please answer the questions based on the most recent incident. Think about whether or not you had each symptom during that incident.


1 ) Did you experience a fast heart rate or heart palpitations or a pounding heart?
  Yes
No

2 ) Were you sweating?
  Yes
No

3 ) Did you experience shaking or trembling?
  Yes
No

4 ) Did you experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or sensations of smothering?
  Yes
No

5 ) Did you feel like you were choking or like you couldn't swallow?
  Yes
No

6 ) Did you feel pain or discomfort or tightness in your chest?
  Yes
No

7 ) Did you feel sick to your stomach or nauseous or feel other abdominal distress?
  Yes
No

8 ) Did you feel dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint?
  Yes
No

9 ) Did you experience feelings of unreality (derealization) or feelings of being detached from yourself (depersonalization)?
  Yes
No

10 ) Did you fear that you would lose control or go crazy?
  Yes
No

11 ) Were you afraid that you were dying?
  Yes
No

12 ) Did you feel numbness or tingling sensations (paresthesias)?
  Yes
No

13 ) Did you feel chills or hot flashes?
  Yes
No