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panic attack

discrete period of time of intense fear or discomfort that develops abruptly and peaks within 10 minutes. Includes at least four of certain symptoms


Panic disorder

recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, at least one of which has been followed by a month or more of persistent concern about further attacks, worry over their implications or consequences, or a significant change in behavior in relation to attacks



anxiety about being in places or situations where escape may be difficult or embarrassing or help unavailable. Such situations are avoided, require a companion, or cause marked anxiety


Specific Phobia

marked, persistent, and excessive or unreasonable fear that is cued by the presence or anticipation of a specifc object or situation, such as dogs, injections, or flying. Impairs normal routine


Social Phobia

Marked, persistent fear of one of more social or performance situations that invovled exposure to unfamiliar people or to scrutiny of others. Recognizes fear as excessive/unreasonable. Impairs normal routines


Obsessive-Compulsive disorder

invovled obsessions or compulsions that cause marked anxiety or distress. Although they are recognized at some point as obsessive or compulsive, they are very time consuming and interfere with person's normal routine, occupational functioning, social activities, relationship


Acute Stress Disorder

Person has been exposed to traumatic event that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others and responded with intense fear, helplessness, or horror. dissociative symptoms follow from 2 days-4 weeks it lasts


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

event, fearful response, and persistent reexperiencing of traumatic event resemble acute stress disorder. Hallucinations may occur. increased arousal, tries to avoid stimuli related to trauma, numbing of general responsiveness. lasts for more than a month


Generalized Anxiety Disorder

lacks specific trauma even or focus for concern. Excessive anxiety and worry, which the person finds hard to control, symptoms are associated