Panic disorder involves frequent and debilitating anxiety and fear, often without reasonable cause.
- Sudden and repeated attacks of anxiety and overwhelming fear that last for several minutes
- Fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger
- Strong physical reaction during a panic attack that may feel like a heart attack (increased heart rate, sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness, blurred vision)
- Frequent avoidance of activities, situations or events that may trigger panic attack
- Fear and physical symptoms lead to clinically significant emotional distress and/or functional impairment
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