Unformatted text preview: last for approximately half an hour and come out of the blue. She has had x in the last month. They also seem to occur at night when she feels particularly agitated and restless and then cannot return to sleep. As a result of these episodes, she avoids certain places and activities such as bridges and buildings and tunnels. She implied that these places bring on the episodes. She also asks for reassurance from her husband. Her symptoms have had a devastating impact on social and occupational functioning. She now hardly has any friends, rarely leaves the house and, at work, cannot perform at the level of functioning that she used to. She did note that the increase in severity and intensity of her symptoms coincided with increasing pressure and stress at work. On direct questioning, I could not elicit evidence of obsessions or compulsions, feelings of sadness or abnormal thoughts or perceptions....
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- Spring '08
- Panic Disorder Anxiety, summary example Mrs, B. Ppte