Panic Disorder

Kevin Berling told a manager that an office party would cause him immense stress. The company ignored his request, resulting in a panic attack and his eventual firing.
Like many mental illnesses, anxiety can be hidden. But panic attacks are often frighteningly visible.
I lived with a time bomb of a secret and I rarely told anyone what was happening to me, afraid they would think I was strange.
Therapists explain how the well-meaning phrase can make some situations worse and share what to do instead.
You're more in control than you think.
Americans who live through mass shootings often need extensive mental health treatment. Charity can't pay for it all.
There are ways to keep it from derailing your day.