Anxiety/Panic Attack: Most people experience a spontaneous attack of anxiety or panic at some point in their lives, but such terrifying attacks can be common in eating disordered patients as they grapple with extreme peaks of anxiety produced as they proceed through the refeeding process. The DSM-IV defines a panic attack as "a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, in which four or more of the following symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within 10 minutes:
Anti-anxiety drugs may be prescribed to manage anxiety/panic attack.
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