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Updated by Amy Armstrong on Oct 30, 2019
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Here is a list of resources related to anxiety disorders and panic. Know of another terrific resource? Add it on.

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Understanding panic attacks Paula's story Paula had her first panic attack 6 months ago. She was in her office preparing for an important work presentation when, suddenly, she felt an intense wave of fear. Then the room started spinning and she felt like she was going to throw up.

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Here you will first find a list of all the major medications and the problems they address. Then you will see each of the major problems (panic attacks, generalized anxiety, and so forth), with descriptions of the commonly recommended medications for that difficulty. (I gratefully acknowledge James Ballenger, MD for his review of this section.)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? "I always thought I was just a worrier. I'd feel keyed up and unable to relax. At times it would come and go, and at times it would be constant. It could go on for days.

Social Anxiety Disorder | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

It's the extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations: Social anxiety disorder can wreak havoc on the lives of those who suffer from it. This disorder is not simply shyness that has been inappropriately medicalized: Read about the difference.