I was diagnosed with panic attacks when I was 6 and started medication. But it started when I was in 2nd grade a boy choked in the classroom next to me and it really freaked me out so I started not eating at school or restaurants and that's how it all started. Then in 5th grade the fear turned into throwing up and in 6th grade a girl threw up right next to me in class after that it all went downhill to where I had to have my grandma or my mom or dad sit in the office all day while I would be at school. I stopped going to school and started homeschooling in 7th grade (I am now going into Junior year). Now whenever I go out (even just getting in the car and starting to go somewhere) I have severe panic attacks where I will be pulling out my hair and scratching my face (to the point where my face was even bleeding one time). Since early December in 2012 I have stopped the medication but I have seen so many therapists since I was 6 and all of them have suggestions but none have worked (such as try tapping and counting the taps). I am now seeing a new therapist that I just started seeing a week ago and I see her once a week so it's too soon to tell if what she's suggesting will work.