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panic attack

[′pan·ik ə‚tak]
(psychology)
Unexpected, paroxysmal episodes of anxiety and accompanying physical sensations (for example, racing heart shortness of breath) that can occur at any time in susceptible individuals.
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The narrator is a victim of harsh anxiety attacks, which present great dilemmas along the journey.
I started crying and then I had an anxiety attack - luckily my friend was with me.
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can help to counter an anxiety attack almost immediately.
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Every time I go about two weeks without writing a song I sit there and have, like, an anxiety attack and.
He let Liane leave the bank when she told him she was having an anxiety attack.
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