panic disorder


: an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks

Examples of panic disorder in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panic disorder was in 1978

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“Panic disorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

panic disorder

: an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks followed by a month or more of worry about their recurrence, implications, or consequences or by a change in behavior related to the panic attacks
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