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Are You Worried About Panic and Anxiety Attacks? Test Panic Distress With Clinically Validated Self-Assessment and Screening with Lyfas CardiovascularAutonomicMetabolic Stress(Lyfas CAMS) with Panic Disorder Severity Scale(PDSS)

Are You Worried About Panic and Anxiety Attacks- Lyfas Core Panic Distress Test

About Panic Attack and Panic Distress Disorder

When we are sad, we may cry; when we are happy, we may smile(and many times, we may not). So, happiness and sadness are feelings. Feelings are the current state of hormones as measured by the brain. Crying and smiling are the expressions or output of the feelings.

Similarly, worry, anxiety, fear, courage, and confidence are different brain states. The brain synthesizes different neurochemicals under different situations. Panic is one of the reactions to worry, anxiety and fear combined. When the brain can not handle the constant alertness due to constant anxiety, worry, and fear, it reacts rather than responding, resulting in a panic attack.

However, when your brain frequently panics, then panic itself becomes a habit. The brain then panics even in rather harmless situations. Even if there are little anomalies in life, the brain panics. Because panic is very damaging to your heart and nerves, once panic becomes a habit, the brain starts to worry about future possible panic attacks too. Then it is called panic distress or disorder.

Therefore Panic is an extreme brain reaction event, whereas a panic attack is worrying about such events constantly.

According to NIMH,

Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress. These episodes occur “out of the blue,” not in conjunction with a known fear or stressor.

Panic Statistics

According to NIMH, An estimated 2.7% of U.S. adults had a panic disorder in the past year. Past year prevalence of the panic disorder among adults was higher for females (3.8%) than for males (1.6%). Females suffer more than twice that of males when it comes to panicking. The highest panic attack is seen amongst the age group of 30-44.

Panic Disorder

The diagnostic criteria for panic disorder are defined in the DSM-5. It is an anxiety disorder based primarily on panic attacks, which are recurrent and often unexpected1American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Washington D.C.: 2013..

In addition, at least one panic attack is followed by one month or more of the person fearing that they will have more attacks and causing them to change their behavior, which often includes avoiding situations that might induce an attack.

Panic distress, on the other hand, is mental worry and problems in day-to-day life due to panic disorder.

Why Take Panic Distress and Disorder Online Self-Screening Test?

Because Panic disorder symptoms are similar to other forms of anxiety disorders, often diagnosing a panic attack and a panic disorder becomes difficult.

Expected panic attacks are those associated with a specific fear, like flying. Unexpected panic attacks have no apparent trigger or cue and may appear to occur out of the blue.

This online clinically validated free tool helps you to understand firsthand if the symptoms and mental health condition are really that of panic condition or something else. Because panic distress and disorder are behavioral disorders, early detection may help you to treat the condition with the assistance of a cognitive behavioral therapist. Furthermore, the early detection of a panic disorder will enable you to seek proper clinical intervention at an early stage. This will help you to avoid the situation into major pathological disorders.

As Panic disorder has a profound effect on our cardiovascular systems, calcium regulation of the body, and renal functions and may lead to other conditions such as adrenaline fatigue due to its pathophysiological involvement of the HPA axis, the Lyfas test also provides a CAMS score to help you understand your current and future risks of any other health risks.

About the Actual Panic Disorder Scale

The Panic Disorder Severity Scale – Self Report Form is copyrighted by M. Katherine Shear, M.D. Permission has been granted to reproduce the scale on this website for clinicians to use in their practice and for researchers to use in non-industry studies.

Please note that the current instrument is adapted from the original PDSS2Shear MK, Brown TA, Barlow DH, Money R, Sholomskas DE, Woods SW, Gorman JM, Papp LA. Multicenter collaborative Panic Disorder Severity Scale. American Journal of Psychiatry 1997;154:1571-1575. Cardiometabolic axis(heart rate, blood pressure, gender, age, sleep) and DSM-5 specified Anxiety attack symptom scales are added to distinguish a panic attack from other forms of attacks. The combined tool is under clinical validation, whereas the original scale is clinically validated. Therefore this tool is a research tool offered to you for understanding the cardiometabolic-autonomic correlation of panic and helping you understand your condition better.

What is the objective of taking a self-screening mental health test online?

We know about cars and stars more than we know ourselves. From childhood, people mostly ask us, "what do you want to become," or "what do you do?" but rarely anyone has ever wanted to know who we are. We know very little about ourselves, which is why when we struggle with life and relationships, we do not get the results we expect even after hard work; when people cheat us or betray us, we blame others or our destiny.

  • We must always continue to know ourselves.
  • The more we know about ourselves, the better we will be able to interact with the world.
  • Without knowing our limitations in both qualitative as well as quantitative ways, we can not improve.
  • If we do not improve and grow in life, we will always shrink and become ill.
  • It is often uncomfortable to discuss our real thoughts, feelings, and insecurities, even with psychologists; we are often unaware of our actual thinking.
  • Because our thoughts, feelings, and situations in life change all the time, if you take this test ten times, every time, you may get different results.
  • Therefore a self-assessment and screening test is a great way to know yourself and know if there are any problems at the early stage so that you can use the Lyfas recommendation therapeutics to start improving.
  • If you keep thinking about a problem and illness, you will always remain ill; however, if you start knowing yourself, you will start growing; once you grow in life, make Lyfas part of your growth journey.

What is Lyfas?

Lyfas Core

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is a scalable, affordable, round-the-clock available, accurate, and extensively clinically validated technology suite for screening, diagnosis, home diagnosis, monitoring, differential diagnosis, root cause diagnosis, prognosis, and predictive analysis of your complete mind-body health. This test is a module of the Lyfas core mental health online test suites.

Lyfas Care 

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Lyfas care is an affordable home therapeutic solution suite. Conventional healthcare treats your condition and helps you to manage your disease. However, not everyone can afford costly healthcare. Besides, not everyone wants to consume medicines all the time for chronic diseases. Lyfas care combines the best of Modern Greek Medicine, German New Medicine, Ayurveda, German Home Therapeutics, and Indian home therapeutics to provide personalized therapeutics that you can easily follow at your home without any side effects or additional costs. Lyfas care helps you heal from the trauma and start growing in life rather than staying worried about your illness.

Lyfas care is delivered through our extraordinary human network. Because if we are not with other humans when they are struggling in life, then what are we even doing in this world?

What is the difference between Lyfas Online Mental Health Test Instruments and Other Psychometric Tests?

Psychometric tests only help you to qualify and quantify certain mental health conditions.

Lyfas Core Free Online Mental Health Screening and Self-Assessment tests help with the following additional benefits that no other mental health test tools offer you:-

  • Explanation of the conditions.
  • Predictive analysis based on the scales(how the current condition may progress in the future)
  • Correlation to Physiological and Pathological Health.
  • Detection of metabolic syndrome associated with the current mental health condition.
  • Detection of Autonomic neuropathy.
  • Recommendations about other health tests and associated comorbid conditions.
  • Simple, easy, proven, side-effectless free home therapeutics.
  • Clinical suggestions about which clinicians you should consider visiting.
  • Risk assessment; so that you remain careful about the immediate acute health risks.
  • Cardiovascular risks associated with your current mental health condition.

Relevance of the test for the test-takers and Individuals

  • Knowing thyself better for self-healing.
  • Become aware of toxic relationships and take appropriate steps.
  • Become aware of codependency and the possibility of being taken advantage of by others.
  • Become aware of the possible continuous failure in the profession.
  • Become aware of attracting more toxic people in life.
  • Become aware of the current and future health risks.

After you are more self-aware and self-conscious, you can take proper decisions about improvement, either through a hybrid approach of your own clinical team in the correlation of Lyfas care, or you may choose to solve the problem as per your judgment.

Data and Privacy

Please refer to our privacy policy We do not share, trade, or sell your data with any other parties. We do not use your data for any promotional or advertising campaign for you or anyone else. You can take the test as an anonymous guest user. However, we highly recommend you create an account with us that helps you track your test results, link other tests, get personalized recommendations, and get notified whenever we post relevant knowledgebases.


You do not have to buy anything when you take Lyfas mental health online self-assessment tests. The tests are free and always will be. However, as a clinical trial, design, validation, coding, and testing is a massive scientific, clinical and technological effort, we would highly appreciate a donation from you towards our research and development so that we can continue to help you to take control back of your life.


This test is provided as-is. Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Lyfas take no responsibility for the harm arising from taking the test, including Hypochondriasis, thanatophobia, mental trauma, and others. The results of this test can not be used as evidence in a court of law. No institutional, legal, or disciplinary actions can be initiated based on the test results. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the validity and accuracy of the test. This is adapted from the original Test as cited in the test. This is an anonymous test, and we do not capture your sensitive data that reveals your identity, including your name, GPS, mobile number, etc. However, we log your IP address and the final test result(not individual answers).


Health conditions change all the time depending upon various aspects of life; therefore, time tests are not true reflections of any health condition. To solve this challenge, we have introduced membership tests. Once you join the site, all your tests will be linked with your user ID. Please note that Lyfas do not share your data with any parties; all the data is encrypted with industry-standard encryption. You can anytime get all your data deleted by generating a delete-data request. Membership enables you to track the changes in the parameters in subsequent tests and helps you to take proper measurements based on the areas that need improvement.



A. Check your Panic Severity Score

Please fill the form with the last remembered real panic attack symptoms. (For heart rate you can use the current heart rate)


B. Take The Panic Severity Self-Screening Test With Lyfas CardioMetabolicAutonomicStress(CAMS) Risk


  1. Please note down this score from the Lyfas Panic Calculator.
  2. White, taking the test, please read the questions and their corresponding answers carefully.
  3. Think in deep about the situations and answers. Do not hurry.
  4. Note down the test results.
  5. Follow the recommendations.
  6. Take the retest again after seven days to see the difference.




1.What is your Panic Score of the Panic Calculator?
2.How many panic and limited symptoms attacks did you have during the week?
3.If you had any panic attacks during the past week, how distressing (uncomfortable, frightening) were they while they were happening? (If you had more than one, give an average rating. If you didn’t have any panic attacks but did have limited symptom attacks, answer for the limited symptom attacks.)
4.During the past week, how much have you worried or felt anxious about when your next panic attack would occur or about fears related to the attacks (for example, that they could mean you have physical or mental health problems or could cause you social embarrassment)?
5.During the past week were there any places or situations (e.g., public transportation, movie theaters, crowds, bridges, tunnels, shopping malls, being alone) you avoided, or felt afraid of (uncomfortable in, wanted to avoid or leave), because of fear of having a panic attack? Are there any other situations that you would have avoided or been afraid of if they had come up during the week, for the same reason? If yes to either question, please rate your level of fear and avoidance this past week
6.During the past week, were there any activities (e.g., physical exertion, sexual relations, taking a hot shower or bath, drinking coffee, watching an exciting or scary movie) that you avoided, or felt afraid of (uncomfortable doing, wanted to avoid or stop), because they caused physical sensations like those you feel during panic attacks or that you were afraid might trigger a panic attack? Are there any other activities that you would have avoided or been afraid of if they had come up during the week for that reason? If yes to either question, please rate your level of fear and avoidance of those activities this past week.
7.During the past week, how much did the above symptoms altogether (panic and limited symptom attacks, worry about attacks, and fear of situations and activities because of attacks) interfere with your ability to work or carry out your responsibilities at home? (If your work or home responsibilities were less than usual this past week, answer how you think you would have done if the responsibilities had been usual.)
8.During the past week, how much did panic and limited symptom attacks, worry about attacks and fear of situations and activities because of attacks interfere with your social life? (If you didn’t have many opportunities to socialize this past week, answer how you think you would have done if you did have opportunities.)
9.What is Your Gender?
10.What is your Age Range?
11.What is your resting heart rate?
12.What is your blood pressure range?
13.In last one month how has been your sleep pattern?


  • 1
    American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Washington D.C.: 2013.
  • 2
    Shear MK, Brown TA, Barlow DH, Money R, Sholomskas DE, Woods SW, Gorman JM, Papp LA. Multicenter collaborative Panic Disorder Severity Scale. American Journal of Psychiatry 1997;154:1571-1575

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