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Is panic disorder serious?

Panic disorder is not a lifethreatening physical disorder. However, the condition, when untreated, can become serious and cause severe problems for the person who has the disorder. Panic disorder causes people, suddenly and without warning, to feel intense fear and like they are losing control. These unexpected feelings can significantly affect your daily life and routine, preventing you from having a normal, peaceful life.

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