Definitions for "Panic disorder"
An anxiety disorder characterized by sudden overwhelming attacks of terror. go to glossary index
An anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from sudden attacks of fear and panic. The attacks may occur without a known reason, but many times they are triggered by events or thoughts that produce fear in the person, such as taking an elevator or driving. Symptoms of the attacks include rapid heartbeat, chest sensations, shortness of breath, dizziness, tingling, and feeling anxious.
a medical condition in which a person experiences frequent and repeated episodes of intense fear known as panic attacks.