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How a Panic Attack is Different from an Anxiety Attack

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A panic attack is best defined as:

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1. The symptoms for both anxiety attacks and panic attacks are all the same?

2. If a person suffers from long-term anxiety attacks, can they receive a diagnosis of anxiety attacks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will assess your knowledge of panic and anxiety attacks. The topics these multiple-choice questions cover include what a panic attack is defined as, the differences between the symptoms of each type of attack and whether a person can be diagnosed with having anxiety attacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will ask you to:

  • Define what a panic attack is
  • Compare the symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety attacks
  • Understand when or if a person can be diagnosed with having anxiety attacks
  • Recognize the average time a panic attack lasts
  • Identify which type of an attack is described as an event

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on panic attacks and anxiety attacks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long panic attacks generally last and which attack type is described as an event
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the symptoms of a person who suffers from anxiety and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about panic attacks and anxiety attacks in the accompanying lesson titled How a Panic Attack is Different from an Anxiety Attack. Objectives of this lesson include:

  • Compare and contrast panic attacks and anxiety attacks
  • Examine the symptoms of panic and anxiety attacks
  • Understand the criteria for each type of attack
  • Define the terms event, state of mind and panic disorder
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