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founded by American surgeon Jacob Mendes Da Costa, a condition of anxiousness in soldiers during the American Civil War marked significantly by heart palpitations. It is considered to be a type of panic disorder.

DA COSTA'S SYNDROME: "Matthew was diagnosed with Da Coasta's Syndrome after three years of hopping from one doctor to the next."

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