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Paniksyndrom

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Definition:
Plötsliga, oväntade anfall av intensiv rädsla eller ångest (panikattacker) i kombination med ihållande oro för att få nya panikattacker eller betydande och maladaptiv beteendeförändring på grund av panikattackerna.
Förekomst:
Livstidsprevalens cirka 3 %, dubbelt så vanligt bland kvinnor.
Symtom:
Anfall av plötsligt påkommen intensiv rädsla, hjärtklappning och yrsel.
Kliniska fynd:
Normala kliniska fynd.
Diagnostik:
Typisk anamnes. 
Behandling:
KBT i första hand, eventuellt antidepressiva läkemedel.
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  • Sergej Andréewitch, överläkare, Psykiatri Sydväst, Karolinska universitetssjukhuset

Tidigare sakkunniga

  • K Gunnar Götestam, professor, Psykiatrisk institutt, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
  • Olav Thorsen, specialist i allmänmedicin, Klubbgaten legesenter, Stavanger