"My legs get shaky," says Theresa Murphy, explaining her panic attacks. "I can't control my own body. Everything gets blurry. But when it actually blacks out, and you can't see anything, that's probably the scariest thing." Episodes can last for a few minutes or days, she says.
48 Hours explores anxiety disorders and spends time with several people, including Donny Osmond, who are trying to overcome them.
Overcoming Anxiety: Correspondent Peter Van Sant reports on two people trying out a new treatment for panic disorder. Can one week of intense therapy erase years of anxiety? Find out.
Going To The Dogs: Richard Schlesinger reports on a new method of confronting anxiety: using dogs as stress-busters.
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