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panic disorder

n.
An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent panic attacks and fear of further attacks. The panic attacks are typically not triggered by any specific situation, but some people also experience attacks that are associated with specific triggers.

panic disorder

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks
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Noun1.panic disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attackspanic disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
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Talking to reporter here on Thursday consultant psychiatrist Dr Darya Khan Laghari said that panic attack is generally accompanied by physical symptoms, such as a pounding heart, sweating, rapid breathing and a patient with panic disorder may have repeated panic attacks and feel constant fear as to when the next attack will occur.
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Panic Disorders can occur in the context of any Anxiety Disorder as well as other mental disorders The essential feature of Panic Disorder is the presence of recurrent, unexpected panic .