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3. Panic disorder and agoraphobia
 
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3. Panic disorder and agoraphobia

Approximately one in thirty Australians will suffer from panic disorder at some point in their lives, while one in forty will experience agoraphobia. A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear that is accompanied by a number of somatic and cognitive symptoms e.g., racing heart, hyperventilation, fear of dying. Panic disorder is the experience of repeated unexpected panic attacks, combined with persistent concern about having another attack or the consequences of the attack.

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