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panic disorder Syllabification: pan·ic dis·or·der

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of panic disorder in English:


A psychiatric disorder in which debilitating anxiety and fear arise frequently and without reasonable cause.
Example sentences
  • These disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, the fear of open spaces.
  • In DSM-III, anxiety neurosis was divided into panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Serotonin dysregulation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders in general and panic disorder in particular.
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