Panic disorder and agoraphobia: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers, 2005

About panic disorder and agoraphobia

Page last updated: June 2005

  1. Panic disorder is more than anxiety, and more than one panic attack. It involves recurrent and often unexplained attacks of panic.

  2. People with less severe anxiety symptoms can often manage these by themselves.

  3. If you think it possible that you or someone you care about has panic disorder, check with your family doctor who may suggest a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist.

  4. Effective treatments are available for panic disorder, and include psychological treatments as well as medications.

  5. There are support groups to help you and your family to cope.