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Unformatted text preview: panic (panic attack) Panic Attack: Feels like one is having a heart attack, going to die, or is going insane Symptoms include vertigo, chest pain, choking, fear of losing control Panic Disorder (with Agoraphobia) Panic attacks and sudden anxiety still occur, but with agoraphobia Agoraphobia Characteristics Intense, irrational fear that a panic attack will occur in a public place or in an unfamiliar situation Intense fear of leaving the house or entering unfamiliar situations Can be very crippling Literally means fear of open places or market (agora) Agoraphobia (without Panic Disorder) Fear that something extremely embarrassing will happen away from home or in an unfamiliar situation...
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