If a patient has experienced 4 or more of the above symptoms recurrently, followed by at least 1 month of persistent worry, distress or behaviour change related to preventing future Panic Attacks, they may be experiencing Panic Disorder.
In this case, it is recommended that they be referred to a psychologist for a more comprehensive assessment. To book an appointment with a psychologist, contact Strategic Psychology on (02) 6262 6157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.