Panic Disorder is a condition in which panic attacks just seem to come from nowhere, having no discernible trigger. The individual tends to have a preoccupation with the fear that another attack will happen and so avoids any place or situation a panic attack might occur. The anticipation of and fear of another attack, helps perpetuate the condition.
Specific Phobias are intense, persistent fears of specific objects, situations or things. People know their fears are illogical, but that does not subdue the intense alarm when confronted by their trigger. People with this disorder are prone to Panic Attacks.
Specific Phobias and the panic attacks associated with them are often very treatable, and frequently in just a few sessions. I normally use a combination of relaxation techniques, NLP and Hypnosis.