Which symptoms and related conditions should be considered in the diagnosis of panic disorder?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohammed A Memon, MD; Chief Editor: Randon S Welton, MD  more...
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When making a diagnosis, keep in mind the symptomatology of medical conditions such as the following:

  • Angina and myocardial infarction (e.g., dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, diaphoresis)

  • Cardiac dysrhythmias (e.g., palpitations, dyspnea, syncope)

  • Mitral valve prolapse

  • Pulmonary embolus (e.g., dyspnea, hyperpnea, chest pain)

  • Asthma (e.g., dyspnea, wheezing)

  • Hyperthyroidism (e.g., palpitations, diaphoresis, tachycardia, heat intolerance)

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Pheochromocytoma (e.g., headache, diaphoresis, hypertension)

  • Hypoparathyroidism (e.g., muscle cramps, paresthesias)

  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)

  • Seizure disorder


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