Anxiety Attack vs Panic Attack: Differences, Similarities, & What To Do
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Originally Published: June 23, 2020
Original Author: Eric Patterson, LPC
Original Reviewer: Benjamin Troy, MD
Updated: April 6, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity; Reviewed and added relevant resources.