Biological Causes Of Anxiety Disorder

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Anxiety disorders is the most common psychiatric disorder characterized by unrealistic, unfounded fear, and anxiety in which perhaps possible related to the thoughts and concerns about the current or future events. Long episodic attacks of acute anxiety can cause a panic attack and eventually lead to a panic disorder. This paper examines the panic disorder and its biological foundation that relates with the disorder and symptoms.
Generally, panic refers to a sudden unexpected uncontrollable fear or anxiety. Panic disorder is one of the anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of recurrent unexpected panic attacks without receiving any obvious up coming cue at the time of the symptom is occurred (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
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According to the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-5), the panic attack is “an abrupt surge of intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and during which time four or more of the following symptoms occur” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In addition to the panic attack, the article “But it might be a heart attack”: Intolerance of uncertainty and panic disorder symptoms, written by Carleton, Duranceau, Freeston, Boelen, McCabe, and Antony (2014), claims that the panic disorder is associated with the intolerance of uncertainty in which results from the negative beliefs about uncertainty of the events, causing anxiety to
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