panic disorder


Definition of panic disorder

: an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks

Examples of panic disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People with panic disorder also have attacks without a specific trigger and, after having a panic attack, typically feel extreme distress about the idea of having another one. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 16 June 2021 There are people who just have agoraphobia without a panic attack link, Marques says, but the condition is more commonly tied to panic disorder. Korin Miller,, 19 May 2021 Leo began prioritizing his health with exercise, better nutrition, sleep and addressing his panic disorder. Rosalva Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 The committee rejected petitions for panic disorder with agoraphobia, restless leg syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021 More than a dozen conditions, including cancer, a terminal illness, depression, epilepsy, panic disorder and chronic pain would allow a person to qualify. Kim Chandler, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 In fact, a 2005 paper in Current Psychiatry Reports notes an association between migraine and diagnoses of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and bipolar disorder. Sophie Vershbow, SELF, 26 Apr. 2021 At least 11 percent of American adults experience a panic attack each year, and the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 5 percent of Americans will develop panic disorder at some point in their lives. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 Howard, a 39-year-old artist and mom, has anxiety, a panic disorder, ADHD, and an auditory-sensory disorder. Lauren Rowello,, 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of panic disorder

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panic disorder was in 1978

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30 Jun 2021

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“Panic disorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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Medical Definition of 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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