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Symptom Checker: Panic Disorder

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Top symptoms include:
  • Repeated and unexpected episodes of intense fear
  • Physical symptoms, such as chest pain, breathlessness, nausea and dizziness
  • Sense of impending doom or unreality

Of the 6 million American adults who have panic disorder, about two-thirds are women. Panic disorder can be very debilitating for those who are so afraid of having an attack they become housebound. And when they do experience an episode, some people fear they are having a heart attack or nervous breakdown. Fortunately, this disorder is treatable with a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

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