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Panic Disorder MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Panic Disorder
Tree Number(s)
F03.080.700
Unique ID
D016584
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016584
Annotation
note category: do not confuse with PANIC (Cat F1)
Scope Note
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected panic attacks that last minutes or, rarely, hours. Panic attacks begin with intense apprehension, fear or terror and, often, a feeling of impending doom. Symptoms experienced during a panic attack include dyspnea or sensations of being smothered; dizziness, loss of balance or faintness; choking sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; shakiness; sweating; nausea or other form of abdominal distress; depersonalization or derealization; paresthesias; hot flashes or chills; chest discomfort or pain; fear of dying and fear of not being in control of oneself or going crazy. Agoraphobia may also develop. Similar to other anxiety disorders, it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Entry Version
PANIC DIS
Entry Term(s)
Panic Attacks
NLM Classification #
WM 172
Previous Indexing
Anxiety Disorders (1978-1991)
Fear (1978-1991)
Panic (1978-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/25
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Panic Disorder Preferred
Panic Attacks Narrower
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