Panic attacks can strike at any time, often without warning. People who experience panic attacks often feel as though they are losing control, having a heart attack, or on the verge of death.
For about 6 million adults, their panic attacks will turn into Panic Disorder. People with the disorder experience recurring panic attacks and live in constant fear of having another one. Symptoms of a panic attack include the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Fear of losing control
- Hot flashes
- Sense of impending doom or death
Not everyone who experiences a panic attack will develop Panic Disorder. People who do may also have agoraphobia, which can lead them to avoid places or situations that make them feel anxious about having another panic attack.
Panic Disorder Treatment
Living in constant fear of having another panic attack can be debilitating. If you have developed symptoms of Panic Disorder, with or without agoraphobia, anxiety disorder treatment can help you find relief from your symptoms and stop living in fear.
Panic Disorder is highly treatable. An anxiety disorder treatment center can help you to better manage your anxiety and learn ways to cope if you feel a panic attack coming on. Anxiety treatment typically involves individual and group therapy, and the use of specialized therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as depression, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or another anxiety disorder along with Panic Disorder, an anxiety treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.
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