Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder - Panic Disorder (PD) o Definitions PD...

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Panic Disorder (PD) o Definitions PD – recurrent and unexpected panic attacks, lots of anxiety about having another attack or about the consequences of another attack Lifetime prevalence – 5% Onset – young adulthood Sex ratio – more women Panic attack – discrete periods of intense fear or discomfort, abrupt onset, 10 mins to peak 4+ sx – pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, fear of dying Physiological sx tend to be universal across cultures You can have panic attacks and not have panic disorder Agoraphobia – anxiety about being in places/situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing Avoids or endure with marked stress Most with PD have this o Causes Cognitive therapy Tendency to interpret normal bodily sensations in a catastrophic way (misinterpreting) slight increase in heart rate and they attend to it and it gets blown out of proportion o Ex: exercising, so your heart rate increases but you
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