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Panic: Introduction

Panic is an intense fear or terror. As a symptom it usually refers to unreasable fear often with the belief that "something bad is going to happen". A common symptom is the "desire to flee" which is the normal human flight-or-fight response related to the body's production of the hormone adrenaline in response to fear....more »

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Causes of Panic:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Panic. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Panic

Home medical tests possibly related to Panic:

Causes of Types of Panic:

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Panic: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Panic, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Panic Treatments

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Stories from Users for Panic

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Message Boards for Panic

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Panic or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Panic:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Panic. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for signs of hyperthyroidism including agitation, restlessness, enlarged thyroid (goiter), warm and sweaty palms, fine tremor, protruding eyes
  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Panic:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Panic as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Panic: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Panic may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Panic

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Panic. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Panic: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Panic

Common asymptomatic heart disorder can cause anxiety-like conditions: Anxiety symptoms may be due to heart disorder - There is a reasonably common heart disorder called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), that often...read more »

Rare cancer hidden cause of panic symptoms: The rare cancer pheochromocytoma, an adrenal tumor, can initially have symptoms similar to panic disorder. Its symptoms may include anxiety, panic,...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms of eating disorders....read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of depression....read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety...read more »

Panic: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Panic

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Panic: Related Rare Diseases

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Panic: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Panic:

Organs affected by Panic:

The list of organs typically affected by Panic may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Panic

The list below shows some of the causes of Panic mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Panic?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Panic. Of the 388 causes of Panic that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 379 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Panic:

The following list of conditions have 'Panic' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Deipnophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Delirium tremens ... terror
  • Demonophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Demophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Depression ... fear of the future, excessive fear
  • Dermatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Dexedrine overdose ... panic
  • Dextrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Dikephobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Dinophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Diplopiaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Dipsophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Domatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Doraphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Dysmorphophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

E

  • Ecclesiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ecophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ecstasy withdrawal ... panic attacks
  • Eisoptrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Electrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, irrational fear, feeling of dread
  • Eleutherophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Elurophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Emetophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Enetophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Entomophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Eosophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ereuthophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ergasiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ergophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Erotophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Erythrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Euphophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

F

  • Febriphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Frigophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

G

  • Galeophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gametophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gamophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, irrational fear, feeling of dread
  • Geniophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Genophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Genuphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gephyrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gerascophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Geumophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Glossophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Graphophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gynephobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Gynophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Judeophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

K

  • Kakorrhaphiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Katagelophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Kenophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Keraunophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Kinetophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Kleptophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Knoiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Kopophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Kynophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Lachanophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Laliophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Lepraphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Levophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Limnophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Linonophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Logophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Lunaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Lyssophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Necrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Negrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Neophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Nephophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Noctiphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Nosophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Nudophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Nychtophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder ... fear of causing harm
  • Ochlophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ochophophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Odontophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Odynophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Oecophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Oenophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Oikophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Oinophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Olfactophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ombrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ommetaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Onomatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ophibiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ophidophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Organic mood syndrome ... fear
  • Ornithophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Osmophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Osphresiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Panic attack ... fear of dying, urge to flee, panic, terror, Fear of losing control, intense fear
  • Panic disorder ... fear of dying, urge to flee, Panic attacks, terror, Fear of losing control, intense fear
  • Panphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Papaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Paralipophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Paraphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Parasitophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Paraskavedekatriaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Parthenophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pathophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Peccatiphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pediculophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pediophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Peladophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Peniaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pentheraphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Personality disorders ... Fear
  • Phagophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phalacrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phanmophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pharmacophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phasmophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phenogophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phenophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pheochromocytoma ... panic
  • Philosophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phobophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phonemophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Phonophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Photalgiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Photophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pneumatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pnigophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pogonophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Poinephobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Politicophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Polyphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Ponophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Posteriophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Potamophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Potophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder ... Panic attack
  • Psychophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pteronophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pyrexiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Pyrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Rabies ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread, hydrophobia (fear of water)
  • Rectophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Rett's syndrome ... panic attacks
  • Rhabdophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Rhypophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Russophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Sciophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Scoleciphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Scopophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Scotophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Selachophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Selaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Siderodromophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Siderophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Sinophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Sitophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Social phobia ... fear judging by others, fear of being watched, fear of humiliation, fear of embarrassment
  • Solophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Specific phobias ... Irrational fear
  • Specrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Spectrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Spermatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Spermophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Stasiphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Stygiophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Sychrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Symmetrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Tabophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tachophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Taphephobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tapinophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Taurophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Technophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Telephonophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy ... fear
  • Teratophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Thaasophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Thalassophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Thanatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Theatrophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Theophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Thermophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Thixophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tocophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tomophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Topophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Toxicophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Traumatophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tremophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Trichophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Triskaidekaphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Trypanophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Tyrannophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Urophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Xanthophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Xenophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Xerophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

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  • Zelophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Zemmiphobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread
  • Zoophobia ... feeling of panic, feeling of terror, feeling of dread

Conditions listing medical complications: Panic:

The following list of medical conditions have Panic or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Panic Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Panic based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Panic?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Panic, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Panic:

    Subtypes of Panic:

    Panic attacks (26 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Panic:

    Fear (366 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes)

    Symptoms related to Panic:

    Anxiety (895 causes), Fear (366 causes), Agitation (238 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Nausea (2564 causes), Chest discomfort (64 causes), Sweating (831 causes), Trembling (378 causes), Fear of dying, Hot flashes (12 causes), Chills (1045 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Paraesthesias, Derealisation, Depersonalisation (9 causes)

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