Panic disorder occurs when somebody has a lot of panic attacks and it affects their life. Here is more information about the difference between panic attacks and panic disorder, how to help manage symptoms and where to get professional help.
Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 per cent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have recurring panic attacks are more likely to have panic disorder, and this affects one to two per cent of people.