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  Panic disorder



Panic disorder

    Panic disorder is a condition in which persons experience sudden, severe attacks of anxiety. Symptoms consist of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, upset stomach and fear of dying or losing control. Some patients have such attacks only occasionally, while others may have several attacks a day. Since the attacks are very frightening, many patients start to avoid situations in which the attacks have occurred, such as driving on an expressway or over bridges, shopping in large department stores or malls, etc. Agoraphobia is the term for such avoidance, which in severe cases can lead to being completely housebound.

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Panic
A sudden attack of anxiety.

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The term "condition" has a number of biomedical meanings including the following: 1.An unhealthy state, such as in "this is a progressive condition." 2.A state of fitness, such as "getting into condition." 3.Something that is essential to the occurrence of something else; essentially a "precondition." 4.As a verb: to cause a change in something so that a response that was previously associated with a certain stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus; to condition a person, as in behavioral conditioning.

Anxiety
A psychological and/or biological response to stress. Feelings of anxiety involve discomforting apprehension or concern, which may include symptoms such as cognitive difficulties, hypersensitivity, dizziness, muscular weakness, breathing difficulties, irregular heart beat, sweating, and sensations of fear. Typically, anxiety is a natural and healthy response to life experiences. However, exaggerated or chronic anxiety often indicates an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be produced by external stress (exogenous anxiety) or internal stress (endogenous anxiety).

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Fear
The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.

Agoraphobia
Fear of being in situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing, or help might be difficult to obtain, in the event that one should have a panic attack or should feel an acute desire to leave. Such situations often include being in large crowds or “open spaces” (such as shopping malls or stadiums), using public transportation, driving on the freeway, eating in restaurants, or, in severe cases of agoraphobia, going anywhere outside one’s own home. Agoraphobia usually occurs in response to having panic attacks, but it can also develop without panic attacks.



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Panic
A sudden attack of anxiety.

Panic attacks
Discrete periods of sudden onset of intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. During these attacks there are symptoms such as shortness of breath or smothering sensations; palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; chest pain or discomfort; choking; and fear of going crazy or losing control. Panic attacks may be unexpected (uncued), in which the onset of the attack is not associated with a situational trigger and instead occurs "out of the blue"; situationally bound, in which the panic attack almost invariably occurs immediately on exposure to, or in anticipation of, a situational trigger ("cue"); and situationally predisposed, in which the panic attack is more likely to occur on exposure to a situational trigger but is not invariably associated with it.

Panic button
A button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency. This device triggers an alarm when activated by its user. The alarm system may respond by activating the sirens or sending a silent alarm to a medical alarm monitoring central station.

Panihati doctors
All doctors near Panihati, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Panihati.

Panipat doctors
All doctors near Panipat, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Panipat.

Panixine disperdose
Panixine disperdose is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): cephalexin.



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