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Panic Disorder (Panic Attack) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Panic Attack; Panic Attacks; Attack, Panic; Attacks, Panic; Disorder, Panic Show All >>

Networked: 3033 relevant articles (436 outcomes, 716 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Panic Disorder

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Alprazolam (Xanax) : 59 outcomes 74 studies in 235 results : FDA 37 Generic
  2. Benzodiazepines : 44 outcomes 39 studies in 220 results : IBA
  3. Imipramine (Janimine) : 38 outcomes 66 studies in 190 results : FDA 46 Generic
  4. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 37 outcomes 19 studies in 163 results : IBA
  5. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 35 outcomes 35 studies in 221 results : IBA
  6. Paroxetine (Paxil) : 33 outcomes 46 studies in 125 results : FDA 17 Generic
  7. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 31 outcomes 14 studies in 101 results : IBA
  8. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 19 outcomes 22 studies in 72 results : FDA 16 Generic
  9. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor) : 19 outcomes 6 studies in 46 results : IBA
  10. Clomipramine (Anafranil) : 18 outcomes 17 studies in 63 results : FDA 9 Generic
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Diseases Related to Panic Disorder

  1. Panic Disorder (Panic Attack)
  2. Agoraphobia
  3. Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety Disorder)
  4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)
  5. Phobic Disorders (Phobia)
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Key Therapies for Panic Disorder

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 21 outcomes 28 studies in 139 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 43 results
  3. Bibliotherapy : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 7 results
  4. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 2 outcomes in 4 results
  5. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 6 results
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