Daily Archives: 13 February, 2014

Opium of the people

Panic disorder is an illness, which makes the patient afraid of anything, e.g. driving a car. The patient becomes unusually aware of the risks of driving and therefore must abstain. One reason for panic disorder is the imbalance of regulatory chemicals. Reduced production of GABA-A causes physiological symptoms that lead to the disorder. Other chemicals like endorphins (endogenous morphine) also play a major part in our behavior and well-being. With an incorrect balance of body chemicals we can’t lead a normal life. As the first humans developed they got insights that…