• Panic Attacks Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

There are no particular blood tests to diagnose Panic Attacks although it is essential sometimes to rule out physical diseases.

  • Life situation and Medical history: Life history is very crucial to diagnose triggers of Panic Attacks. Medical history is vital to rule out all other related physical diseases.
  • Physical Evaluation: A physical examination is conducted to rule out the possibility of any other disease.
  • Mental Health Assessment Test: A list of carefully drawn questions will help to establish diagnosis. It helps to also distinguish from other psychiatric illnesses.
  • Laboratory tests: This is to differentiate between other related medical diseases like heart attack. An ECG may be required to rule out the presence of any heart disease. Blood tests, urine tests, drug screens, and rarely X-rays or CT scans may be required.