panic disorder


noun Psychiatry.

a disorder in which inappropriate, intense apprehension and physical symptoms of fear occur so frequently as to produce significant impairment.

Nearby words

  1. panic attack,
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  3. panic bolt,
  4. panic button,
  5. panic buying,
  6. panic grass,
  7. panic room,
  8. panic stations,
  9. panic-stricken,
  10. panicky

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British Dictionary definitions for panic disorder

panic disorder

noun

psychiatry a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks
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Medicine definitions for panic disorder

panic disorder

n.

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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