Background: Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder exhibited by repeated and sudden panic attacks which include palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, abdominal distress, dizziness, and fear of dying. The present study was conducted to assess cases of panic attack.
Materials and Methods: 174 cases of panic attack of both genders were included. Employment status, age of onset, education, PDSS, APPQ, ASI- R and BDI was recorded.
Results: Out of 174 subjects, males were 84 and females were 90. 66 were employed and 108 unemployed, onset age was 35.3 years, PDSS (total) score was12.5, APPQ (total) was 51.6, Agoraphobia score was 49.2, Social phobia score was 50.6 and interoceptive fear score was 50.1. The causes of attack was hereditary in 56, depression in 76, low blood sugar in 24 and medicine withdrawal in 18 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Panic attack was most commonly seen in females and among unemployed.