Panic Disorder

Διαταραχή Πανικού

It is characterized by recurring unexpected panic attacks with an intermediate persistent concern that there will be more attacks.

Panic attack is defined as a discrete period of intense fear and discomfort during which various physical symptoms, such as tachycardia – palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath – suffocation, chest pain, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dizziness and numbness, appear and peak within a short period of time. During the panic attack the person may have fear of imminent loss of control, fear of death or fainting. Panic disorders are often accompanied by agoraphobia.