What is a Panic Attack? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of the following terms refers to an abrupt, intense feeling of anxiety and fear?

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1. Which of the following is a symptom of panic attacks?

2. Which of the following does not play a role in panic attacks?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess the numerous symptoms of a panic attack. You will be quizzed on different causes of panic attacks and methods of treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Term that describes abrupt, intense feeling of anxiety and fear
  • Symptoms of panic attacks
  • What plays a role in panic attacks
  • Treating panic attacks
  • How long panic attacks last

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related panic attack lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the symptoms of panic attacks and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer questions about the different forms of therapy for panic attacks such as exposure therapy

Additional Learning

To learn more about panic attacks, review the accompanying lesson on Panic Attack. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what a panic attack is and what people experience when they go through one
  • Recall the symptoms of a panic attack such as sweating, shaking, nausea and hyperventilating
  • Understand the causes of panic attacks such as stressful situations and major life transitions
  • Review the treatments that are used for panic attacks and how they differ from one another