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Situational Predisposed Panic Attacks

Some people with Panic Disorder can be predisposed to having panic attacks in certain situations or places, although they are not frightened of the situation or place.People with Panic Disorder may experience this type of attack. Some people with Panic Disorder can be predisposed to having panic attacks in certain situations or places, although they are not frightened of the situation or place. For example, someone may experience panic attacks while driving their car. Sometimes they will have them, other times they won't. They are predisposed to having attacks while driving, but the attacks are not a response to a fear of driving.

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APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2008, October 2). Situational Predisposed Panic Attacks, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 14 from https://www.healthyplace.com/anxiety-panic/articles/situational-predisposed-panic-attacks

Last Updated: July 1, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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