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A fear and panic disorder triggers particularly intense and unpleasant emotions in humans. It is a mixture of different mental illnesses and affects the current life enormously.

A fear and panic disorder can affect any of us. If you have a medical condition, you should contact a specialist immediately so that you can treat the anxiety and panic disorder.

What this is about and what you can do yourself can be found in this article.

What is a fear and panic disorder?

Anxiety can be perceived in many different ways. A doctor can diagnose various types of anxiety and panic disorder in you. Some commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders are:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

This means that you have regular or uncontrollable anxiety about many different things and situations in your everyday life. A GAD can have multiple symptoms, so a diagnosis is relatively common.

Social anxiety disorder

This diagnosis means that you are experiencing extreme anxiety or anxiety caused by social situations. These can be situations in which you (have to) talk to another person or when you meet a group. This disorder is also known as social phobia.

Panic disorder

This means regular or frequent panic attacks without a clear cause or trigger. If you feel a panic disorder, it may mean that you are constantly afraid of a panic attack, to the point that this fear can trigger your panic attacks.


A phobia is an extreme fear that is triggered by a particular situation or object. The name of the object of fear is placed in front of the name in Latin or (old) Greek: arachnophobia = fear of spiders. Another example would be aerophobia, the fear of (fresh) air.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Anxiety and panic disorders after a traumatic experience or illness. PTSD can lead to flashbacks or nightmares that feel like you are reliving all the fears you experienced during the actual event.