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What is Panic disorder?

What is Panic disorder?

Panic disorder causes episodes of irrational fear and panic called "panic attacks". In addition to the ...more »

  • Panic disorder: It is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood.
  • 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
  • Panic disorder: an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Panic disorder: Introduction

Types of Panic disorder:

Types of Panic disorder:

Broader types of Panic disorder:

How many people get Panic disorder?

Prevalance of Panic disorder: approximately 2.4 million Americans (NIMH)
Prevalance Rate of Panic disorder: approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Panic disorder: 1.7% of US adults annually (NIMH)
Incidence Rate of Panic disorder: approx 1 in 58 or 1.70% or 4.6 million people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Panic disorder: 3 million Americans (NIMH); 1.6% adults (USSG)
Prevalance of Panic disorder: Panic disorder strikes between 3 and 6 million Americans, and is twice as common in women as in men. (Source: excerpt from Panic Disorder: NWHIC)
Incidence of Panic disorder: About 1.7% of the adult U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 2.4 million Americans - has panic disorder in a given year. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Panic Disorder: NIMH)

Who gets Panic disorder?

Patient Profile for Panic disorder: Typically starting in young adulthood

Profile for Panic disorder: It can appear at any age -- in children or in the elderly -- but most often it begins in young adults. (Source: excerpt from Panic Disorder: NWHIC)

Gender Profile for Panic disorder: About twice as many women as men in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)

How serious is Panic disorder?

Complications of Panic disorder: see complications of Panic disorder
Prognosis of Panic disorder: fact, proper treatment reduces or completely prevents panic attacks in 70 to 90 percent of people. Many people feel substantial relief in just weeks or months. (Source: excerpt from Getting Treatment for Panic Disorder: NIMH)

What causes Panic disorder?

Causes of Panic disorder: see causes of Panic disorder
Risk factors for Panic disorder: see risk factors for Panic disorder

What are the symptoms of Panic disorder?

Symptoms of Panic disorder: see symptoms of Panic disorder

Complications of Panic disorder: see complications of Panic disorder

Can anyone else get Panic disorder?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Panic disorder

Panic disorder: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Panic disorder.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Panic disorder.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Panic disorder: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Panic disorder.
Treatments for Panic disorder: see treatments for Panic disorder
Research for Panic disorder: see research for Panic disorder

Organs Affected by Panic disorder:

Organs and body systems related to Panic disorder include:

Name and Aliases of Panic disorder

Main name of condition: Panic disorder

Class of Condition for Panic disorder: behavior

Other names or spellings for Panic disorder:

Panic attack Source - Diseases Database

Panic disorder: Related Conditions

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