What is the panic level of anxiety?
This is the highest level of anxiety and is associated with dread, terror and a sense of impending doom. You may not be able to communicate, function or concentrate because you are unable to think rationally. You may start uncontrollably pacing and become increasingly active without absolute purpose. According to Vacarolis, Carson and Shoemaker, authors of "Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach," the source of anxiety needs to be reduced quickly at this level because if prolonged, panic can lead to exhaustion and negatively affect your health