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A 23-year-old woman arrives to an emergency room complaining that “out of the blue"...

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asked May 24, 2014 in Psychiatry by Rajesh Bahara

A 23-year-old woman arrives to an emergency room complaining that “out of the blue,” she was seized by an overwhelming fear associated with shortness of breath and a pounding heart. These symptoms lasted for approximately 20 min and, while the patient was experiencing them, she feared that she was dying or going crazy. The patient has had four similar episodes during the past month and she has been worrying that they will continue recurring. The most likely diagnosis is ?

 

  1. Acute psychotic episode

  2. Hypochondriasis

  3. Panic disorder

  4. Generalized anxiety disorder

  5. Posttraumatic stress disorder 

 

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Panic disorder
answered May 24, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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