In this free course, Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them, you have looked at three questions:
- What are panic attacks and panic disorder?
- How can panic disorder be understood?
- What can be done about panic disorder?
In looking at these questions, you have heard from people who have struggled with panic disorder and you have learned that panic disorder can become the source of incredible suffering for many individuals. However you have also learned some key ideas about why people develop panic disorder and you have learned that panic disorder can get better with self-help and treatment.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD803 Evaluating psychology: research and practice [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .
This resource is part of the ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health Collection’ collated by The Open University in Wales. You can find out more and discover other courses, articles and interactives on the collection homepage.