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People with panic disorder may be extremely anxious and fearful, since they are unable to predict when the next episode will occur. Panic disorder is fairly common and affects about 6 million adults in the U.S. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the condition, and its symptoms usually begin in early adulthood.

From: Panic Attack Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Panic Disorder?"

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 9, 2017

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MedicineNet: . Panic Attack Symptoms

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Panic Disorder?"

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 9, 2017

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