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What is a panic disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is a panic disorder?

Panic disorder: Is a form of anxiety disorders which presents with sudden onset of intense fear that triggers physical symptoms for no apparent reason. You feel like losing control, having heart attack or dying. Most attacks go away if stress is removed. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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What is a panic attack? 

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What is a panic attack? 

Panic: Sudden onset of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptom as sweating, dizziness, heart racing, rapid breathing, sense of urgency, etc. No clear trigger can be identified. ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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What is a dysthymic disorder?

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What is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: Dysthymic disorder is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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What is a dysthymic disorder?

What is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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What is a depression episode?

What is a depression episode?

A mental problem: Depression is generally considered a possible sign of a psychiatric illness; Sadness is a normal human emotion; Depression as an illness can be chronic (present al the time); It can also be episodic (it comes and goes); A person may have period of depression that may last several hours to several months and then disappear on its own; The period of depression is called an episode; ...Read more

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What is a thought disorder?

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What is a thought disorder?

Thought DO: Formal thought do involves serious problems with thinking, feeling & behavior. Symptoms may include false belief about self/others (paranoea), hearing or seeing things that others don't hear or see, disconnected thoughts or speech, & feelings that do not match the situation at hand. ...Read more

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What is a hypochondriac?

What is a hypochondriac?

Fear of sickness: Someone who is overly concerned about physical events to the point they see illness in everyday bodily functions. ...Read more

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What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

Panic & agoraphobia: Panic disorder with agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder. In it there are discrete episodes of intense fear peaking within 10 min and dissipating within 30 min. Also there is fear of situations which might be hard to escape or where help may not be available --also fear of crowds, bridges & being outside alone. Panic includes physical sx like shortness of breath, tachycardia, chest pain, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is a dysthymic disorder?

What exactly is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder?

What is a major depressive disorder?

Major Depression: is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Why is a panic disorder considered a very serious condition?

Why is a panic disorder considered a very serious condition?

Panic disorder: If untreated is a very frightening experience which sends them to emergency rooms on a frequent basis until it becomes clear that the problem is not a medical one, but psychological. Therefore it is very costly. Once someone gets psychological treatment, it is not hard to help them get over the disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy and some insight oriented treatment. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack like?

What is a panic attack like?

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?

What is a major depressive disorder and how is it treated?

Depression: Major depressive disorder is defined by a set of certain symptoms and behaviors listed in the dsm IV manual. If these symptoms are present for a periods of time, then a person may be diagnosed with major depression. It is generally treated with counseling, medication, or a combination of both. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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Bipolar, is that a type of anxiety disorder?

Bipolar, is that  a type of anxiety disorder?

No - Different: These are two different types of problems, although they can occur together. Bipolar disorder has to do with severe and often unpredictable mood swings. Anxiety disorders have to do with a variety of problems that involve excessive worry, fearfulness, or panic. ...Read more

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Why is a schizoid personality a disorder?

Why is a schizoid personality  a disorder?

Schizoid: The hallmark of the schizoid personality disorder is an indifference to interpersonal relationships. In plain English, these folks prefer to be alone much of the time, and are not lonely because of it. The causes of this disorder are unknown. ...Read more

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Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more

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What is a body somatiztion disorder?

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What is a body somatiztion disorder?

Somatization DO: Old term is hysteris. Is a recurring multiple complaints about pain, gastrointestinal, sexual pseudoneurological symptoms. It results in multiple visits to different doctors to seek relief. It is often comorbid with mood disorders, anxiety & personality disorders. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Is it possible that adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

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. ...Read more

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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more