Abstract for: Capturing the Dynamics of a Psychiatric Illness

The present study undertakes a partial system dynamics (SD) translation of the contemporary biological and psychological conceptualizations of panic disorder (PD). It makes explicit the dynamic processes implicit in the narrative presentations in the literature. It serves as a facilitator for the discussion about PD for it provides an easy-to-understand and illustrative language for commoners to understand, and researchers of different fields to critically examine, the biological, psychological, social and cognitive aspects of PD.