Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder diagnostic criteria
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Three or more of the following, which persist for at least 6 months (BE SKIM):

  • Blank mind
  • Easily fatigued
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Keyed up
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension


Panic Disorder

Recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. Fear that attacks will recur, which has persisted for at least one month. Symptoms of a panic attack (STUDENTS):

  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Unsteadiness
  • Derealization
  • Excessive heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Tingling
  • Shortness of breath