Monday, February 03, 2014
Children can get chest pains from panic attacks
Besides heart checkups, the kids with chest pains were rated for panic and mood disorders on a scale from zero to 8. Both the kids and the parents were questioned, but separately.
A fifth of the kids had a 4 or better, suggesting a panic attack or panic disorder. Another 12% rated a 3.
Adults with panic disorder often report non-cardiac chest pain, but it was considered less likely to be from panic disorder in children.
Apparently kids get it, too.
Something to keep in mind, I guess.