You may be diagnosed with panic
disorder if you have at least two unexpectedpanic
attacks along with fear or worry about having another panic attack and avoiding
situations that may trigger it.
will ask you questions about your symptoms. He or she will listen to your heart and check
your blood pressure. You may get blood tests. The doctor may need to rule out
other physical conditions that have symptoms similar to panic disorder, such as
mitral valve prolapse, or
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May 17, 2013
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