T7 – 2.2 What is Panic Disorder?

What is Panic Disorder?

Criterion E: At least one of the attacks has been followed by 1 month (or more) of one or both of the following:

  1. Persistent concern/worry about additional panic attacks or their consequences (e.g., losing control, having a heart attack, “going crazy”).
  2. A significant maladaptive change in behavior related to the attacks (e.g., behaviors designed to avoid panic attacks [e.g., avoidance of exercise]).
(APA, 2022)