"Discombobulate" is a funny, silly word that arose as slang only a couple hundred years ago. It's a pretty new word. We sometimes make silly new words by sticking "bob" into them, because it sounds funny, as in "thingamabob" and "jiggumbob." Why is the syllable "bob" so funny? I don't know! It just is!
So, describe someone as discombobulated when they're freaking out because they're totally confused.
And if something is so confusing that it totally freaks you out, call it discombobulating. Here's a discombobulating scene from the original Batman. What in the actual heck is happening here? Is shark repellant a real thing? Why is the shark so small and glossy? I'm discombobulated by this scene.