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Panic disorder

Panic disorder: Introduction

Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Panic disorder, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Panic disorder:

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

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Common Causes of Panic disorder

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Panic disorder Treatments

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Panic disorder

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Misdiagnosis and Panic disorder

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 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, sweating, more »

Thyroid disorder misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder: The book "A Dose of Sanity" reports on a case where as woman was diagnosed with panic disorder, and had been taking a variety more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and other more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous possibilities. After all, 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 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 usually been overlooked throughout childhood. There are more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their physician, 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 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 more »

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

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Panic disorder: Related Rare Diseases

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Panic disorder: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Panic disorder

Panic disorder is very different from everyday anxiety. More than 3 million American adults have, or will have, panic disorder at some time in their lives. Most frequently, it starts in young adulthood. Usually, it does not go away by itself. But with proper treatment, people with panic disorder can be helped. (Source: excerpt from Getting Treatment for Panic Disorder: NIMH)

In panic disorder, brief episodes of intense fear are accompanied by multiple physical symptoms (such as heart palpitations and dizziness) that occur repeatedly and unexpectedly in the absence of any external threat. These "panic attacks," which are the hallmark of panic disorder, are believed to occur when the brain's normal mechanism for reacting to a threat the so-called "fight or flight" response becomes inappropriately aroused. Most people with panic disorder also feel anxious about the possibility of having another panic attack and avoid situations in which they believe these attacks are likely to occur. Anxiety about another attack, and the avoidance it causes, can lead to disability in panic disorder. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Panic Disorder: NIMH)

Panic disorder is very different from everyday anxiety. More than 3 million American... (Source: excerpt from Getting Treatment for Panic Disorder: NIMH)

In panic disorder, brief episodes of intense fear are accompanied by ... (Source: excerpt from Understanding Panic Disorder: NIMH)

Definitions of Panic disorder:

Specific psychological phenomenon characterized by sudden onset of anxiety (often unrelated to objective events), accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as tachycardia, paresthesia, flushing, and sweating.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Specific psychological phenomenon characterized by sudden onset of anxiety (often unrelated to objective events), accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as tachycardia, paresthesia, flushing, and sweating.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Panic disorder

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

How Common are these Causes of Panic disorder?

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 disorder. Of the 2 causes of Panic disorder that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Panic disorder:

The following list of conditions have 'Panic disorder' 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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What are the alternative names for Panic disorder:

Panic attack
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Panic disorder:

Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes)

Symptoms related to Panic disorder:

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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