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What is the Difference Between a Panic Attack and Anxiety?

What is the Difference Between a Panic Attack and Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders affect around 18 percent of Americans, yet our collective understanding of the condition is tenuous at best. Many are unclear on the aspects that distinguish anxiety from a panic attack and use the terms interchangeably. However, anxiety and panic attacks are actually distinct conditions ? although sometimes linked, and sometimes co-occurring. So how can you tell the difference?