Panic Disorder Treatment

Panic Disorder TreatmentAn overcoming feeling of panic is a normal reaction to an emergency or unexpected situation. We’ve all experienced such restraining feelings before, commonly linked to anxiety and nervous energy.

However, have you ever experienced such panic to the point where you feel like you’re about to pass out, snap or experience a heart attack? Such symptoms are those of a panic disorder, which materialises itself through panic attacks.

As many symptoms of a panic disorder resemble those of an anxiety disorder, many individuals put such responses down to fear or nerves. However, such symptoms do reflect the diagnosis of a panic disorder, which if untreated, can develop into severe mental health issues, and secondary conditions.

The key difference between panic disorder and anxiety is that anxiety can commonly be triggered by internal or external stimuli. Yet a panic attack can amount at any given time, for any given reason, which if experienced on a continuous basis, can develop into a disorder.

Panic attacks themselves will not threaten life. However, the consequences of such action can, which is why panic disorder treatment is highly encouraged as a next step.

Here’s some insight into panic disorder treatment (with FAQ’s) which you can experience here at Rehab Clinics Group.

 

What are panic attacks?

Panic attacks are the natural response that some individuals will experience to stressful, anxious and fearful situations. It’s found that around 13% of people will experience panic attacks in their lives. In such instances, understanding and managing panic attacks can be eased. However, if panic attacks are consistently experienced, without an influential stimulus, this can result in a panic disorder diagnosis.

A panic attack is the physical feeling of sudden, overcoming fear, which can result in key symptoms. While those symptoms will not deter life, they can deter quality of life, especially if a panic disorder is diagnosed.

At face value, panic attacks are justifiable, as a response to emergency or dangerous situations is expected. However, if such actions are experienced, without the perceived risk of danger, here’s where concerns lie, that the ‘fight or flight’ response system is consistently active, making it hard to differentiate the harmless and the harmful.

In order to break the cycle of ongoing panic attacks, panic disorder treatment will need to be completed, to revert the optimal response of the ‘fight or flight’ system, while also offering rational thinking, coping strategies and clarity.

 

Causes of panic disorders

Definite causes of panic disorder are unknown, down to the unpredictability of such attacks. However, it is found that chronic stress can influence the development of panic, as the body will be living through the fight response at a prolonged state. Genetics can also influence causations of panic disorders, very similar to other mental health issues. Those with sensitive temperaments, those who cannot process emotions, and those who cannot express themselves also fall at greater risk of panic.

However, a clear indication of cause focuses on cognitive weaknesses and changes, which can turn internal pressures into external responses, of panic. Down to the complexity of panic disorder, psychological therapies will need to be sourced to reduce such pressure and the risk of ongoing relapse.

 

Panic disorder symptoms

Realistically, panic attacks are the key symptom of panic disorder. However, there are further symptoms that can combine to influence a panic attack.

Panic disorder symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Trembling
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Consistent panic attacks
  • Unjustifiable fear
  • Feeling faint
  • Experiencing a disconnect from your body
  • The feeling of choking
  • The shakes

      All are associated with heightened stress, which can result in such symptoms of the body and mind being placed under demands. Without spotting the signs, a panic attack can be experienced, which while can be a short-term symptom, can be impactful, scary and induce further attacks.

      Some of the above can also define alternative conditions. Down to this, medical observations will be encouraged to secure a panic disorder diagnosis. In the event of a diagnosis, panic disorder treatment will be beneficial.

       

      Working through the causation of panic here at Rehab Clinics Group

      At Rehab Clinics Group, we hope that greater insight into panic disorder treatment (with FAQ’s) has offered some reassurance and guidance when considering your heightened emotions. Your next step from here should be to consider panic disorder treatment, which we can help you with through our network of centres.

      Reach out today to manage your causation and symptoms of panic.

       

      Sources

      https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/panic-attacks

      https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/panic-disorder/

       

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • How to get help for panic disorders?

        The best help you can consider is medical, professional support. Firstly, a diagnosis should be aimed for, to secure clear next steps. Moving on from a diagnosis, you should secondly look into visiting a treatment centre, of a private nature, to complete panic disorder treatment. At Rehab Clinics Group, we offer such services through our network of rehab clinics, in place to help increase your awareness of panic attacks, to increase your confidence in coping through attacks, and to increase your ability to manage symptoms of panic disorder.
      • What are the main panic disorder symptoms?

        A panic disorder will present itself through consistently experienced panic attacks. Most attacks will be uncontrollable and will be influenced by existing perceptions and justifications of fear. There are however a range of symptoms which can indicate the development of an attack, which are useful to know, to help deter chronic attacks.
      • What type of panic disorder treatment can I complete?

        While panic attacks aren’t directly dangerous, the long-term effects of such actions can amount to secondary issues or conditions. With this in mind, completing comprehensive panic disorder treatment will be encouraged. Psychological forms of treatment will be recommended, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to help you evaluate your emotional responses, to help you consider your outlooks, and to help you change such responses. Further talking therapies may also be encouraged to help you come to terms with your emotions and how to process them without the activation of panic. Medication, such as antidepressants may also be prescribed to help stabilise cognitive functionality and suppress instant reactions of panic. However, down to their addictive nature, psychological therapies will drive recovery.
      • What will life be like with panic disorders?

        Life can be challenging when living with a panic disorder, down to its unpredictability. While significant harm can be avoided, quality of life can be impacted. Down to this, learning to manage your panic is recommended, helping you take control and consider your lifestyle. The assets of panic disorder treatment will be able to ease such responses, helping you manage your symptoms.