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Diagnosis of Panic Disorder, Anxiety Symptoms

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.
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 22 Jul 2008.


Criteria for the diagnosis of panic disorders are repeated panic attacks, and concern and worry about them.


How do we put the diagnosis of panic disorder? Which Anxiety Symptoms are required?


We say someone suffers from panic disorder when there are: We must always be careful to exclude epilepsy and acute intoxication with or withdrawal from alcohol or illicit drugs (amphetamines, cocaine) or even caffeine.
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