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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by panic attacks, which are sudden periods of intense fear that come on quickly and peak within minutes. Attacks can occur unexpectedly or can be brought on by a trigger, such as a feared object or situation. During a panic attack, people may experience symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, feelings of impending doom, or feelings of being out of control. Worry about panic attacks, and the effort spent trying to avoid attacks, can cause significant problems in daily life. Learn more about panic disorder.

Featured Studies

Featured studies include only those currently recruiting participants. Studies with the most recent start date appear first.


Evaluation of the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Start Date: August 11, 1994
Eligibility: 18 Years and Older, Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Location(s): National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

This study looks to identify genes that may affect a person's chances of developing bipolar disorder (BP) and related conditions.