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Here you will find everything you need to know about how panic disorder is diagnosed.

Panic Disorder in Adolescence
Panic disorder ia a mental health condition that typically begins during the teenage years. This condition can be difficult for a teenager to manage, leading to issues with friends, school, and at home. Here you will find information on the diagnosis of panic disorder in adolescence.

How is Panic Disorder Diagnosed?
Do suspect that you have panic disorder? Find out more about the basic symptoms of this condition and how panic disorder is diagnosed.

How Is Panic Disorder Diagnosed?
Learn what you need to know about how panic disorder is diagnosed.

Diagnosis of Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia
Currently, panic disorder is diagnosed as occurring with or without agoraphobia. Here you will find more information about the diagnosis of panic disorder with agoraphobia, including the symptoms of agoraphobia, issues with avoidance behaviors, and popular treatment options.

Types of Panic Disorder
The are currently two types of panic disorder diagnoses: Panic disorder without agoraphobia and panic disorder with agoraphobia. Here you will find information on the diagnosis of panic disorder, the two different types of panic disorder, and upcoming changes to the diagnostic criteria of panic disorder and agoraphobia.

What Are Anxiety Disorders?
Learn about the 6 main types of anxiety disorders.

DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Diagnosing Panic Disorder
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) by the American Psychiatric Association is the system used in the United States to classify, describe and diagnosis mental disorders. Here you will find information about the DSM-IV-TR and the criteria used to diagnosis panic attacks and panic disorder.

Panic Attack Basics
Do you have questions about panic attacks? Learn the basics about panic attacks. Listed here are 4 common FAQs you should know about panic attacks

Panic Disorder Risk Factors
There are certain factors that can influence the risk of developing panic disorder, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. Here you will find information on common risk factors associated with panic disorder.

Misdiagnosis of Panic Disorder
A misdiagnosis of panic disorder can occur for many reasons. Could you have been misdiagnosed? Here you will find information on misdiagnosis and panic disorder.

Multiaxial Diagnostic System of the DSM-IV-TR
The DSM-IV-TR uses a five level diagnostic system to classify illnesses and disorders. Here you will learn about the five axis criteria used by mental health professionals.

Proposed Changes in Diagnostic Criteria for Panic Disorder
The new edition of the DSM is scheduled to occur in May 2013, and will feature changes in the diagnostic criteria for panic disorder and agoraphobia.

Anxiety Self-Test
Are you experiencing anxiety? This anxiety self-test from Nancy Schimelpfening, your About.com Guide to Depression, will help you identify your anxiety symptoms.

The Diagnostic Criteria for Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that involves feelings of intense fear and apprehension. Mental health providers diagnosis this and other conditions using specific sets of diagnostic criteria. Here you will find information on the diagnostic criteria for panic disorder.

What You Should Know About the Diagnosis of Panic Disorder
If you suspect you may have panic disorder, it's a good idea to find out how the diagnosis process works.

Agoraphobia in Adolescence
Teenagers can be diagnosed with agoraphobia. Similar to the experiences of adults with this condition, teens with agoraphobia are plagued with intense fear and avoidance behaviors. Here you will find more information on the diagnosis of agoraphobia in adolescence.

New Diagnostic Criteria for Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, and Agoraphobia
The DSM-5 contains the diagnostic criteria used by mental health specialists to determine accurate diagnoses. This new edition of the DSM contains some changes to the way in which panic disorder is diagnosed. Here you will find information on the DSM-5, including adjustments to the diagnosis of panic disorder, panic attacks, and agoraphobia.

Panic Disorder Self-Test
Take the following self-test to see if you may be experiencing the symtpoms of panic disorder.

Ruling Out Other Mental Illnesses
Much like panic disorder, many mental health conditions are characterized by fear and anxiety. Despite similarities, each mental illness has its own unique set of diagnostic criteria. Learn about the differences between panic disorder and other similar mental illnesses.

What Is the DSM 5?
The DSM 5 is the handbook used to make a diagnosis of panic disorder and other mental health conditions. Here you find out more about the DSM 5 and how it relates to panic disorder.

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