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Treatment of Panic Disorder

When do you need panic disorder treatment? The word ‘panic’ gets thrown around a lot. It’s a situation that comes out suddenly where we feel fearful which’s often overpowering. It happens in stressful conditions and can develop into full terror. Panic is often confused with anxiety for similar symptoms and feelings and because they often occur together. Unlike anxiety, however, panic attacks happen to be more severe on the physical aspect. The body becomes uncontrollable for a few moments as the attacks last typically for a few minutes. Everyone can have occasional panic attacks, but for some, they are extreme and put them in danger that causes significant distress and impairment.

The word panic spelled with scrabble letter pieces with a red background.

Because of how lightly sometimes the word panic gets brought up, attention and care aren’t always provided to those who need it the most. They might be misunderstood or brushed aside, even though their cases are severe. This, of course, does more damage than help. A person who experiences regular panic attacks definitely doesn’t need to be belittled or hurt furthermore by those around. Panic disorder is a type of Anxiety Disorder and is more common than we think. It affects children and adults alike, although the former category might not be able to understand what’s exactly going on at the time of the attack.

There is no clear reason why a panic disorder might develop. Many factors come into play, though. Panic disorder is linked to sudden changes, stressful transitions, childhood trauma, severe stress, and genetic factors. Panic disorder is exhausting and mentally consuming and can even trigger physical distress. Here at THE BALANCE Panic Disorder Treatment Center, our team is compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced. Following your journey closely, our team will provide you with a specialized treatment program consisting of a combination of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy interventions, whilst also taking into consideration all the biological and psychological components, risk factors, and medical history. Alongside the treatment, our facilities will provide a calm setting for stress management and meditation which will aid in bringing your mind to a state of relaxation and security. 

 

Symptoms of Panic Disorder

The following are common symptoms of panic attacks. If these are excessively recurrent, you might want to reach out for help:

  • Feeling faint
  • Experiencing chest pains
  • Having nausea
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Experiencing hot flushes
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Feeling like you’re not in your body