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Panic disorder

Panic disorder

Description

Panic disorder is associated with panic attacks that occur from time to time and can be very debilitating.

Causes

There is no known cause for panic disorder.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of a panic attack include:

  • rapid breathing
  • feeling breathless
  • sweating
  • feeling very hot or cold
  • feeling sick
  • feeling faint or dizzy
  • tingling fingers
  • shivering or shaking
  • racing heart or irregular heartbeat.

Attacks can occur at any time, even during non-dream sleep.

Treatment

Treatment includes medication and psychotherapy. It may take long, but treatment is effective.

MomConnect and NurseConnect Statistics

MomConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Cumulative total of public subscriptions using the code: *134*550# 364 860
2 Cumulative total of CHW identified subscriptions using the code *134*550*3# 36 121
3 Cumulative total of clinic registrations using the code: *134*550*2# 1 530 990
4 Cumulative total of facilities with at least one registration 4 648
5 Total number of unique cellphone numbers 1 770 988
6 Total number of opt outs received 144 660

NurseConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Total Registrations 19 254
1.1 National 9
1.2 Province 1,090
1.3 Facility 18 155
2 Facilities with at least one registration 2 935
3 Total Number of Opt-outs 411

Services