ACP Internist® Weekly Past Issues
A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for a 10-year history of recurrent episodes of acute-onset feelings of fear and anxiety. These episodes initially occurred approximately 4 times per year but for the past 3 months have been occurring once or twice per month, especially when she is under stress. She describes the episodes as paroxysmal attacks of fear and anxiety associated with a dry mouth and a consistent "roller coaster" sensation in her stomach that typically last 15 seconds to 1 minute. Following a physical exam, brain MRI, and electroencephalogram, what is the most likely diagnosis?
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