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Panic Disorders

Disorders that are marked by recurrent anxiety attacks which involve the sudden and uncontrollable onset of apprehension, fear or terror, often coupled with feelings of impending doom. Physical symptoms may include chest pain or discomfort, choking or smothering sensations, dizziness, vertigo, hot and cold flashes, sweating, faintness, trembling or shaking, difficulty in breathing and feelings of unreality. Panic attacks occur unpredictably, but they may consistently arise and become associated with a particular situation, e.g., driving a car.

Taxonomy Code: YF-500.050-60

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