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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 05/05/02
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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New Research on Panic Attacks

Cincinnati--Panic attacks usually occur when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain and symptoms may include trembling and shaking, rapid breathing, a racing or pounding heart, sweating and looking pale, feeling far away from the situation, yet totally absorbed in how the overwhelming anxiety or fear is causing physical discomfort.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center are studying new treatments for panic attacks with good results. "Since the terrorist strike on the New York City World Trade Center on September 11, those who are predisposed to panic attacks or phobias may find it harder to keep them from disrupting their normal pattern of life," said Lawson Wulsin, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the UC Primary Care Psychiatry Program.

If you have recurrent panic attacks that last several minutes and cause physical, psychological and social problems, you may be interested in finding out more about panic or anxiety research programs at the UC Medical Center. Call (513) 558-5025 for more information.

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