The term is also loosely used by doctors, patients and therapists to describe a complete panic attack (I just explained it all in my reply to Boxely).

And the words panic attack are always included, as in "Grand Mal Panic Attack" not the word "seizure."

I was unable to drive much when I was first diagnosed because I didn't have all the tools in place to know how to breathe and calm down and stop shaking if I got panicked, but now I have a pretty good handle on all that as the morning of the funeral, surprisingly proved to me. :)

Don't worry Peter, it only seriously affects people's ability to drive if part of the things that causes their anxiety is driving itself, and that's not the case with me. :)