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Panic attacks are short, intense periods during which an individual experiences physiological and cognitive symptoms of anxiety, characterized by intense fear and discomfort
Panic button effect refers to a reduction in Stress or suffering due to a belief that one has the option of escaping or controlling the situation, even if one does not exercise it

- Panic control therapy : Panic Control therapy (PCT) refers to the treatment that consists of cognitive restructuring, exposure to bodily cues associated with panic attacks, and breathing retraining.

- Panic control treatment (PCT) : Panic Control treatment also known as PCT refers to the cognitive-behavioral treatment for panic attacks, involving gradual exposure to feared somatic sensations and modification of percepti

Panic disorder is defined as a disorder characterized by recurrent, unexpected Panic attacks. Panic attacks are short, intense periods during which an individual experiences physiological and cognitive symptoms of anxiety, characterized by intense fear and discomfort
- Panic disorder (PD) : panic disorder (PD) refers to a form of anxiety disorder characterized by panic attacks and sudden feelings of terror that strike repeatedly and without warning. Physical symptoms of Panic disorder include chest pain, heart palpitations , shortness of breath, dizziness, and abdominal stress . There is also persistent concern about having another attack and the possible implications and consequences it would bring.
- Panic disorder (with agoraphobia) : - Panic disorder (with agoraphobia) : Panic disorder (with Agoraphobia) refers to a chronic state of anxiety and brief moments of sudden, intense, unexpected panic. The person fears that these panic attacks will occur in public places or unfamiliar situations.
- Panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) : panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA ) refers to fear and avoidance of situations the person believes might induce a dreaded panic attack.

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