What We Treat

Panic Disorder Malaysia

panic disorder malaysia

Panic Disorder

Panic Attack in Malaysia is an increasingly prevalent mental health issue. It is an extreme and sudden episode of negative emotions overpowering a person when there is no real danger or concern. Panic disorder in Malaysia can sometimes start in childhood but more commonly occurs in adolescence or the early stages of adulthood. It is twice as common in women as in men.


A person who suffers from panic disorder frequently feels that their bodies are extremely sensitive to the hormones that cause ecstatic feelings to emerge. This usually leads to the following symptoms occurring:

    • Racing heartbeats and fear
    • Nausea
    • Sweating
    • Chills and extreme trembling
    • Chest pain
    • Breathing difficulties

Causes of Panic Disorder

Experts are uncertain what causes the development of this mental disorder. Generally, the way a brain defends itself from anxiety and fear may play a role — where a brain that cannot handle and perceive these negative emotions poses a higher chance of panic disorder development. Some common causes include:
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol or drug addictions

Additional Risk Factors of Panic Disorder

In addition to the primary causes, the following variables may raise the likelihood of having panic disorder:

  • Life’s major stressors
  • An upsetting occasion – sexual attack or a tragic accident
  • Significant life changes – being divorced or having a baby
  • Caffeine addiction and smoking

Treatment of Panic Disorder

Panic disorder can be terrifying and incapacitating. However, with proper treatment of panic disorder in Malaysia, it is possible to overcome this mental health issue.

Panic disorder can be treated with either psychotherapy or medication. Cognitive-behavioural therapy, a type of behaviour therapy that includes techniques like psychoeducation, mindfulness training, and systematic desensitization, is one of the psychosocial interventions used to treat panic disorder.

Benzodiazepines and beta-blockers are among the medications used to treat panic disorder. These medications help control some of the physical symptoms associated with panic attacks Malaysia.