Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hyperventilation Attack Evaluation

The evaluation of panic attacks begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with panic attacks may include:

Most people with panic attacks require a psychiatric evaluation.

Tests that may be used to evaluate panic attacks include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate panic attacks include:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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