Written by: Petros Skapinakis, MD, MPH, PhD, lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece.
Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
22 Jul 2008.
15 May 2012.
What is a panic disorder? What are the anxiety/panic attack symptoms? What do we know about it? How common it is?
Attacks of panic are very common. However, only a few people continue to have frequent or distressing panic attacks that begin to interfere with their day-to-day functioning. When panic attacks are very frequent or when a person spends a considerable amount of time anticipating the next attack, then he/she may suffer from panic disorder. This disorder is characterized by unpredictable attacks of severe anxiety with pronounced autonomic symptoms not related to any particular situation.
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