A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming fear that that comes without warning and without any obvious reason. It is far more intense than having anxiety or the feeling of being 'stressed out' that most people experience. One out of every 75 people worldwide will experience a panic attack at one time in their lives. In any given year, about 1/3 of American adults have at least one panic attack; most of these adults never develop repeated panic attacks. This startling data means that anxiety attacks and panic disorder are the most common emotional disorder and is more common than depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, phobias, alcohol abuse or depression. Anxiety and panic disorder also has the lowest rates - about 21% - for seeking help and finding it. Sadly these numbers are on the rise every day.