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panic disorder

[′pan·ik dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A severe and disabling psychiatric condition characterized by spontaneous attacks of sudden and intense fear.
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The present study aimed to determine the incidence rate of pregnancy-onset panic disorder (POPD) among Turkish pregnant women using a diagnostic interview.
4) Panic disorder and phobia are the most common anxiety diagnoses among migraineurs.
A review of the Panic Disorders products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
3 times the odds of having major depressive disorder and nearly five times the odds of panic disorder as the one-fifth with the lowest lead levels (0.
Evaluations conducted by a psychologist blinded to randomization showed that immediately after treatment, the 13 patients treated with CBT showed less panic symptom severity on the Panic Disorder Severity Scale and by self-report than the 22 patients treated with PFPP.
While panic attacks and panic disorder can significantly affect your quality of life, medications, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques can prevent or control them effectively.
The law requires coverage for nine specific mental-health diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder major depressive disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive development disorder or autism, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
This article presents current research information on the treatment of panic disorder.
He had 19 unselected patients with disabling symptoms of orthostatic intolerance, 39 migraineurs, and 15 normal controls fill out the 17-item Acute Panic Inventory, a self-rating instrument widely used in psychiatric research on panic disorders.
But a new study suggests that smoking may have the opposite effect by increasing the risk of panic disorders such as agoraphobia (fear of open places), in part because smokers find it harder to breathe.
An employee who claimed his employer discriminated against him because he suffered from anxiety and panic disorders that hindered his ability to interact with others can file suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Ninth Circuit ruled in September.