Cued Panic Attacks

These occur in relation to specific feared situations or places. For example, social situations for people with Social Phobia. Revisiting the scene or scenes reminiscent of the traumatic events in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or exposure to a particular anxiety-producing situation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. These panic attacks are also associated with Specific Phobia, ie., people may experience a panic attack when in contact with a spider (if they have of fear of spiders) or panic while traveling by air, if they have a fear of flying.

The subjective experience of the panic attack is similar to the uncued panic attack. The 'cued' attack is rarely experienced in Panic Disorder.

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APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2008, October 2). Cued Panic Attacks, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 25 from

Last Updated: July 1, 2016

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