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Panic Disorder Test

Use this panic disorder test to see if you have the symptoms of panic disorder. Panic disorder is a mental illness that affects up to 1-in-20 people in their lifetime, yet it's sometimes overlooked. Thankfully, using medications and therapy for panic disorder, this illness can be successfully handled.

Panic Disorder Test Instructions

Answer the following panic disorder test questions honestly with a "yes" or a "no." See the bottom of this panic disorder quiz for scoring instructions.

Panic Disorder Quiz Questions

1. Are you troubled by the following?

Repeated or unexpected "attacks" during which you suddenly are overcome by intense fear or discomfort for no apparent reason

Yes No

If yes, during an attack did you experience any of these symptoms?

Pounding heart

Yes No

Sweating

Yes No

Trembling or shaking

Yes No

Shortness of breath

Yes No

Choking

Yes No

Chest pain

Yes No

Nausea or abdominal discomfort

Yes No

"Jelly" legs

Yes No

Dizziness

Yes No

Fear of losing control or "going crazy"

Yes No

Fear of dying

Yes No

Numbness or tingling sensations

Yes No

Chills or hot flushes

Yes No

2. As a result of these attacks, have you...

Experienced a fear of places or situations where getting help or escape might be difficult, such as in a crowd or on a bridge?

Yes No

Felt unable to travel without a companion?

Yes No

3. For at least one month following an attack, have you...

Felt persistent concern about having another one?

Yes No

Worried about having a heart attack or "going crazy"?

Yes No

Changed your behavior to accommodate the attack?

Yes No

Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate panic disorder.

4. Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes No

5. More days than not, do you feel...

sad or depressed?

Yes No

disinterested in life?

Yes No

worthless or guilty?

Yes No

6. During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs...

Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?

Yes No

Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?

Yes No

Gotten you arrested?

Yes No

Continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?

Yes No

Panic Disorder Test Scoring

From the panic disorder test, total the number of yes answers. The higher your score, the more likely you may have panic disorder. If you are concerned about this, or any other mental illness, print out this panic disorder quiz, along with your answers, and discuss them with a doctor. Only a medical doctor or qualified mental health professional can diagnose a mental health condition.

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Last Updated: 29 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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