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What is the technical definition of panic disorder please?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sxs

Panic attacks are usually brief.
They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they.

In brief: Sxs

Panic attacks are usually brief.
They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they.
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feel dizzy or faint and may become physically shaky. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die. It is reported that 60% of panic attacks are accompanied by hyperventilation. During hyperventilation the person breathes faster or deeper than normal which causes them to blow off too much carbon dioxide (CO2).
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many panic attacks

Panic disorder means there have been recurrent panic attacks of severe and perhaps milder sort.
A panic attack includes symptoms like: heart thumping, difficulty breathing, feeling faint or dizzy, dry mouth, body pains, out of control. These happen suddenly with no apparent causation - that's why many think it is a heart attack. The good news is that there is treatment.

In brief: Many panic attacks

Panic disorder means there have been recurrent panic attacks of severe and perhaps milder sort.
A panic attack includes symptoms like: heart thumping, difficulty breathing, feeling faint or dizzy, dry mouth, body pains, out of control. These happen suddenly with no apparent causation - that's why many think it is a heart attack. The good news is that there is treatment.
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