Definition of Anxiety attack

1. Noun. A sudden acute episode of intense anxiety and feelings of panic.

Generic synonyms: Attack



Medical Definition of Anxiety attack

1. An acute episode of anxiety. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anxiety Attack

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anxiety attack (current term)
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anxiety tension state
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anxiolysis
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anxiolytic drug
anxiolytically

Literary usage of Anxiety attack

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1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"THE anxiety attack Quite frequently the first pronounced evidence of neurosis may be an ... When a patient with an acute anxiety attack is first examined, ..."

2. Nervous and mental disease monograph series (1913)
"Such an anxiety attack may consist of either an anxious feeling without any associated idea or of the idea of impending death, of a stroke, of threatening ..."

3. Freud's Theories of the Neuroses by Edward E. Hitschmann (1917)
"Such an anxiety attack may consist of either an anxious feeling without any associated idea or of the idea of impending death, of a stroke, or threatening ..."

4. Papers on Psycho-analysis by Ernest Jones (1918)
"... anxiety attack is not the cause of this, but only the exciting agent; it is merely a signal that acts by arousing through association the real cause, ..."

5. The Psychoanalytic Method by Oskar Pfister (1917)
"If the former does not come home at the minute expected, the child Buffers a severe anxiety attack and runs weeping through the streets seeking for her. ..."

6. Clinical lectures on mental diseases by Thomas Smith Clouston (1904)
"... treated and cured by travel and rest; no insanity in family. Exciting cause: over-work and business anxiety. Attack has lasted one month ..."

7. Psychanalysis: Its Theories and Practical Application by Abraham Arden Brill (1912)
"Nocturnal frights (pavor nocturnus of adults) usually accompanied by anxiety, dyspnoea, perspiration, etc., are only a variety of the anxiety attack and ..."

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