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is it possible that adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
A panic attack is a: Sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. It is a real medical condition. It can occur in anyone independent of a psychiatric condition but may be associated with many psychiatric conditions including an adjustment disorder. Seek treatment if problematic and recurrent. It can help. Best regards.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No.: . Adjustment disorder with anxiety usually does not include panic attacks. It is a less severe form of illness characterized by jitteriness, nervousness, worries and mild separation anxiety in kids. If you have more frequent, severe panic attacks that would be a separate condition.

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