Our expert says:
This surely does sound like Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder. ANd fortunately, it does respond rather well to treatment. Its like a false alarm in your security system - all alarms ring, and the body switches into emergency mode, though there's no need to do so. One often fears one will drop dead, or go mad, or something unspeakably awful will happen - because exactly the same chemicals are racing around as would happen in an awsul emergency.
You mention your list, and this could be a development of something you are already troubled by, or maybe fired up as a side-effect to some other medication, so as your psych to check this out. Generally medication ( including drugs also used to treat depression ) and CBT style counselling helps a lot to bring it all back under control.
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