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Disease Panic Disorder

Name Panic Disorder
Synonyms Attack, Panic | Attacks, Panic | Disorder, Panic | Disorders, Panic | PAND1 | PAND2 | PAND3 | Panic Attack | Panic Attacks | PANIC DISORDER 1 | PANIC DISORDER 2 | PANIC DISORDER 3 | Panic Disorders | PANIC DISORDER SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCUS, CHROMOSOME 13q-RELATED PANIC DISORDER WITH BLADDER CONDITIONS, INCLUDED | PANIC DISORDER SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCUS, CHROMOSOME 4q-RELATED | PANIC DISORDER SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCUS, CHROMOSOME 9q-RELATED | PANIC DISORDER WITH JOINT LAXITY, INCLUDED
Definition A type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected panic attacks that last minutes or, rarely, hours. Panic attacks begin with intense apprehension, fear or terror and, often, a feeling of impending doom. Symptoms experienced during a panic attack include dyspnea or sensations of being smothered; dizziness, loss of balance or faintness; choking sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; shakiness; sweating; nausea or other form of abdominal distress; depersonalization or derealization; paresthesias; hot flashes or chills; chest discomfort or pain; fear of dying and fear of not being in control of oneself or going crazy. Agoraphobia may also develop. Similar to other anxiety disorders, it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Categories Mental disorder
MeSH® ID D016584
OMIM® IDs 167870 | 607853 | 609985
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DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Anxiety Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Panic Disorder Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Panic Disorder Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Panic Disorder with Bladder Conditions
  Panic Disorder with Joint Laxity