Panic Disorder

    Panic Disorder.

    A panic attack is a sudden flow of huge anxiety and fear. An individual who experience this may even feel like dying or going crazy suddenly. Panic attacks may lead to panic disorder and other problems if not treated at right time. They may even withdraw an individual from normal activities. Panic attacks often strike anywhere and at any time but mostly when an individual is away from home. It may happen while shopping, walking, driving car or sitting in the hall at home. The signs and symptoms of a panic attack develop suddenly and generally reach their peak within 10 minutes. Most panic attacks end within 20 to 30 minutes and rarely last more than an hour.

    Warning Signs of Panic Disorder.

    • Shortness of breath or hyperventilation
    • Palpitations
    • Tremors
    • Chest pain or discomfort
    • Trembling or shaking
    • Bitter feeling
    • Feel detached from surroundings
    • Sweating
    • Nausea or upset stomach
    • Wobble / faint
    • Numbness
    • Fear of dying or going crazy

    Many people experience panic attacks without further episodes or complications. However some people have experienced panic attacks, leads to develop panic disorder which is differentiated by repeated panic attacks combined with massive change in behavior or constant anxiety of having further attacks.

    One may be suffering with Panic disorder if they.

    • Experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that are not attached to a specific situation
    • Lot of fear of having another attack
    • Indifferent behaviors like avoiding places where they were panicked

    One may experience one or more panic attacks and perfectly be happy and healthy. If the same develops as panic disorder, social phobia or depression; our Professionals will treat an individual with coping strategies which will help them reduce / eradicate and regain control of their life.

    Treatment for panic attacks and panic disorder.

    Panic attacks and panic disorder are treatable conditions. They can usually be treated successfully with self-help strategies or a series of therapy sessions.

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Exposure therapy

    Medication.

    Medication can be used to temporarily control or reduce some of the symptoms of panic disorder. However, it doesn’t treat or resolve the problem. Medication can be useful in severe cases, but it should not be the only treatment pursued. Medication is most effective when combined with other treatments, such as therapy and lifestyle changes, that address the underlying causes of panic disorder.

    Self-help tips for panic attacks.

    When it comes to panic attacks, professional treatment and therapy can make a big difference. But there are many things you can do to help yourself, too:

    • Learn about panic and anxiety.
    • Avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeine.
    • Learn how to control your breathing.
    • Practice relaxation techniques.
    • Connect face-to-face with family and friends.
    • Exercise regularly.
    • Get enough restful sleep.