An anxiety disorder characterized by sudden overwhelming attacks of terror. go to glossary index
An anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from sudden attacks of fear and panic. The attacks may occur without a known reason, but many times they are triggered by events or thoughts that produce fear in the person, such as taking an elevator or driving. Symptoms of the attacks include rapid heartbeat, chest sensations, shortness of breath, dizziness, tingling, and feeling anxious.
a medical condition in which a person experiences frequent and repeated episodes of intense fear known as panic attacks.
Recurrent panic attacks, i.e., discreet periods of intense fear or discomfort, with at least four characteristic associated symptoms. The unexpected aspect of the panic attacks is an essential feature of the disorder. Panic attacks usually begin with the sudden onset of intense apprehension, fear, or terror. Often there is a feeling in impending doom.
A disorder cuasing fear and the feeling of impending doom or death followed or accompanied by rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, sweaty palms, dizziness.
Syndrome characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks.
An anxiety disorder characterized by repeated or disabling panic attacks. See also anxiety disorders, panic attack.
A stronger form of anxiety that may include sweating, heart racing, dizziness or feeling like one is going to die. This disorder may cause lack of sleep and paranoia to the point that the consumer does not want to go certain places or leave his home at all.
An anxiety disorder where one has a spontaneous panic attack and becomes fearful of having more panic attacks.
Anxiety disorder characterized by sudden attacks of fear and panic.
persistent fear which interferes with the ability to conduct the affairs of daily living.
The recurrence of unexpected, intense anxiety attacks, with physical symptoms such as palpitations, accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, dizziness and shortness of breath.
An anxiety disorder characterized by attacks of acute anxiety, terror or fear that occur suddenly. These attacks are typically brief and self-contained but they can be severely debilitating if left untreated. They may be caused by or cause phobias, and may be accompanied by agoraphobia.
Marked by sudden attacks of terror and irrational fear, an overwhelming sense of impending doom and bodily symptoms such as racing heartbeat, gasping for air, sweating, weakness, dizziness and feelings of unreality.
A severe anxiety disorder characterized by a persisting pattern of recurrent unexpected and un-cued panic attacks that are not etiologically related to an underlying medical disorder, the effects of a substance (including medication side effects), or another major psychiatric disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
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an example where the anxiety we experience is very immediate and severe
a psychological state characterized by acute (rapid onset) feelings, which engulf a person with a deep sense of destruction, death, and imminent doom
People with panic disorder suffer severe attacks of panic-which may make them feel like they are having a heart attack or are going crazy-for no apparent reason. Symptoms include heart palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, sweating, trembling, tingling sensations, feeling of choking, fear of dying, fear of losing control, and feelings of unreality. Panic disorder often occurs with agoraphobia, in which people are afraid of having a panic attack in a place from which escape would be difficult, so they avoid these places.
has symptoms of recurrent and unexpected panic attacks and fears of having such attacks. The episodes occur repeatedly and unexpectedly in the absence of any external stimulus. A form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy and medications are both effective treatments. www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Panic_Disorder_.htm
A condition whereby an affected individual has recurrent and unexpected panic attacks and worries a great deal of the time about having another. The individual may also have persistent concern or fear that a panic attack might cause unrelated health problems or a demonstrable change in usual behavior. The symptoms of panic disorder must be present for at least one month to confirm the diagnosis.
A type of anxiety disorder in which a person suffers intense, overwhelming terror suddenly and for no apparent reason. The fear is accompanied by such physical symptoms as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest discomfort, choking or smothering sensations, unsteadiness, feelings of unreality, tingling, and fear of losing control, dying or going crazy.
Panic disorder is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
A disorder with recurrent, unexpected Panic Attacks followed by at least one (1) month of persistent concern about having another Panic Attack, worry about the possible implications or consequences of the Panic Attacks, or significant behavioural change related to the attacks.
Usually panic disorder is predictable, and it occurs in intervals of 10 minutes, lasting for 10 or 20 minutes. It is a psychological disorder characterized by autonomic symptoms, with an uncontrollable fear of death or insanity.
with or without agoraphobia
A psychological disorder characterized by recurrent panic attacks and usually resulting in the development of one or more phobias, such as agoraphobia. It may or may not be associated with a specific situational trigger.
a disorder causing the patient to undergo attacks of intense fear or panic at unexpected times. In between attacks the patient is usually constantly nervous and fearful of a next panic attack.
An anxiety disorder characterized by chronic unexpected episodes of potentially disabling intense fear or anxiety, often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat and dizziness.
an anxiety disorder marked by sudden, unexpected attacks of overwhelming anxiety, often associated with the fear of dying or losing one's mind. (487)
A medical condition marked by feelings of terror that strike suddenly; symptoms can be so severe that some people think they're having a heart attack.
a condition marked by episodes of immediate and intense anxiety at inappropriate times; sufferers may experience palpitations, feelings of faintness, chest pains, and a sensation that death is imminent, even when there is no apparent threat or danger; individuals who experience four or more unexplained attacks in a month, as well as individuals who have fewer attacks but live in constant fear of such an episode, may be suffering from the disorder
A disorder characterized by sudden attacks of fear and panic. The episodes may resemble a heart attack . They may strike at any time and occur without a known reason but more frequently are triggered by specific events or thoughts, such as taking an elevator or driving. The attacks may be so terrifying that some people associate their attacks with the place they occurred and will refuse to go there again. See the entire definition of Panic disorder
(anxiety disorder.) Panic disorder causes panic attacks with symptoms like dizziness, rapid heart beat, feeling faint or detached from the body, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, numbness or tingling in arms/legs, trembling, flushes or chills, fear of dying, and the immediate need to flee the situation which has triggered the attack.
Anxiety attacks disrupting daily activities.
An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks accompanied by bodily or cognitive symptoms (such as shaking, shortness of breath, or feelings of unreality) followed by worry about their recurrence, implications, or consequences or by a change in behavior related to the panic attacks (a feeling of over whelming fear or dread).
An anxiety disorder with symptoms that include panic attacks of anxiety or terror.
An anxiety illness characterized by attacks of anxiety or terror, often -- but not always -- occurring unexpectedly and without reason. In general, the attacks last 15 to 30 minutes.
characterized by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attack bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear. In-between panic attacks, persons with panic disorder worry excessively about when and where the next attack may occur.
An anxiety disorder in which the individual has sudden and inexplicable episodes of terror and feelings of impending doom accompanied by physiological symptoms of fear (such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, muscle tremors, faintness). See also anxiety, anxiety disorders.
Panic disorder (also known as cardiac neurosis or neurosis cordis) is a mental condition that causes the sufferer to experience sporadic panic attacks.