- a disorder in which inappropriate, intense apprehension and physical symptoms of fear occur so frequently as to produce significant impairment.
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- psychiatry a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks
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- An anxiety disorder characterized by the occurrence of intense episodes of extreme anxiety and accompanying symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, and dizziness.
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