SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.
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This article presents a case study of a young woman in her freshman year of college who comes to the student health clinic complaining of sudden onset panic attacks. Other symptoms include nausea, dizziness, synesthesia and a sensation of deja-vu. The eventual diagnosis lies in the mind-body connection and illustrates the importance of building trust between nurse and patient to obtain a thorough health history.