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Southern Methodist University

SMU: Out-of-the-blue Panic Attacks Not Without Warning (1 of 2)

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Caption: Panic attacks that seem to strike out-of-the-blue are not without warning after all, says psychologist Alicia Meuret, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. A new study found significant physiological instability one hour before patients reported feeling a panic attack, Meuret says. The findings suggest potentially new treatments for panic, and re-examination of other "unexpected" medical problems, including seizures, strokes and manic episodes.

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