The following symptoms must take place only under the influence of a substance to qualify
NOTE: Culture-specific symptoms (e.g., tinnitus, neck soreness, headache, and uncontrollable screaming or crying) may be seen. Such symptoms should not count as one of the four required symptoms.
Someone suffering from Panic Disorder is will be someone who appears to have panic attacks. Their panic doesn’t have to be about any one thing in general however, or they would likely not fall in this category. In order to qualify for substance induced panic disorder, a substance must be the cause of their panic. For example someone who tries a street drug to the point of having panic – but did not have any panic prior to taking the substance.
Panic disorder can manifest itself in many physical and mental/emotional forms. as well, some of the most common physical signs are pounding of the heart, sweating, turning pale, treambling or shaking, looking like you are going to pass out, appearing as if you are going to choke or as if you are having a hard time breathing.
Emotionally these surges of panic can come out of nowhere and suddenly you feel like the world is closing in around you, or often times you may feel like you are dieing, like you are losing control of your body, or like you are having a heart attack or other deathly event. These feelings will start strong but continue to grow where they will reach a peak within minutes, where they can stay sometime for up to an hour or more.
Substance induced Anxiety disorders are caused by the chemical and cognitive changes that occur in our minds when on a substance.
Substance induced panic disorder symptoms should be relieved by removing the substance from your system.