Donate to Panic Attack Research, Patient Care and Education

Panic disorder affects approximately 1.5 percent to 4 percent of the general population and occurs most frequently in people in their late 20s or their 30s. Twice as common in women as in men, panic attacks have a number of warning signs, including:  

  • Shaking or trembling
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath or a smothering sensation
  • Tightness or pain in the chest
  • Sharp pain in your ribs
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Abdominal discomfort or nausea
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
  • A sense that you are dying
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Perspiring or sweaty palms
  • Feelings of unreality or detachment from yourself or your environment
  • An urge to escape

By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of research and treatment related to panic disorder at Northwestern Medicine, you will help our scientists and physicians to gain new insights into panic attacks and to further enhance treatment methods.

Panic attacks cause great discomfort and for those who experience them and, in fact, can be very frightening. Patients benefit greatly from education and support related to their panic attacks, and, working collaboratively with their healthcare professionals–including, potentially, a therapist or counselor–they are often able to identify triggers for their panic attacks and to make necessary adjustments to their routines and daily lives. Your support will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine continues to be a leading, trusted site for the diagnosis and treatment of panic disorder.

Panic Attack Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

By making a contribution today to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will be an integral part of exciting developments in the realm of panic disorder-related research and treatment at Northwestern Medicine. Your generosity will offer hope and support to many patients and will help to ease the burden that panic attacks place on people’s health, wellness and lives.

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