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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scare, panic attacknoun

    a sudden attack of fear


  1. panic attacknoun

    A sudden period of intense anxiety, mounting physiological arousal, fear, stomach problems and discomfort that are associated with a variety of somatic and cognitive symptoms.


  1. Panic attack

    Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of variable duration from minutes to hours. Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, may reach a peak within 10 minutes, but may continue for much longer if the sufferer had the attack triggered by a situation from which they are not able to escape. In panic attacks that continue unabated, and are triggered by a situation from which the sufferer desires to escape, some sufferers may make frantic efforts to escape, which may be violent if others attempt to contain the sufferer. Some panic attacks can subside on their own over the next several hours. Often, those afflicted will experience significant anticipatory anxiety and limited symptom attacks in between attacks, in situations where attacks have previously occurred. The effects of a panic attack vary. Some, notably first-time sufferers, may call for emergency services. Many who experience a panic attack, mostly for the first time, fear they are having a heart attack or a nervous breakdown. Experiencing a panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting, and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life and may take days to initially recover from. Repeated panic attacks are considered a symptom of panic disorder. Screening tools like Panic Disorder Severity Scale can be used to detect possible cases of disorder, and suggest the need for a formal diagnostic assessment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of panic attack in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of panic attack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of panic attack in a Sentence

  1. Chris Waits:

    I was like,?'Absolutely, sweetie, you got it.'?And then I ran into the other room with a panic attack and called Daddy in Japan and said,?'What the heck just happened?'.

  2. Annette Lang:

    I had my first panic attack in 60 years of my life. I was worried about getting sick, I was also worried about bringing something home.

  3. Chris Tells All:

    You went from hysterical to just laughing, during the panic attack, the only way I could harness my thoughts was to focus on humor.

  4. Flor Solache:

    That’s when Flor Solache ran into his home, where his mom discovered him frightened. I was fixing them something to eat when I heard him slam the door and lock it. He was just crying, having a panic attack. He told me,' somebody tried to take me, mommy, ’.

  5. Jennifer Andresen:

    I was having a full-blown panic attack, my pulse was racing, I was so nauseous I thought I would throw up. My mother and grandmother were like,' What is wrong with you ?' I didn't want to ruin my family's day but I couldn't help Jennifer Andresen.

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