Panic Attacks

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of anxiety? Do you have an overwhelming fear that lasts for several minutes? Does your heart pound? Do you sweat? Do you feel like you can’t breathe or think clearly? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times with no apparent trigger? Do you worry about the possibility of having another one at any time? Our team of anxiety therapists is here to help.

Panic Attacks

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of anxiety? Do you have an overwhelming fear that lasts for several minutes? Does your heart pound? Do you sweat? Do you feel like you can’t breathe or think clearly? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times with no apparent trigger? Do you worry about the possibility of having another one at any time? Our team of anxiety therapists is here to help.

Panic Attacks

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of anxiety? Do you have an overwhelming fear that lasts for several minutes? Does your heart pound? Do you sweat? Do you feel like you can’t breathe or think clearly? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times with no apparent trigger? Do you worry about the possibility of having another one at any time? Our team of anxiety therapists is here to help.
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Panic Attacks

Panic attacks typically begin without warning and swiftly. They can strike at any time. You may be driving a car, at the mall, or sound asleep. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re having a heart attack or even dying. They can be very frightening.

Panic attacks usually include some of these signs or symptoms

  • Rapid, pounding heart rate
  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sweating
  • Tightness in your throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • A feeling of unreality or detachment
  • A need to escape
  • Fear of losing control or doing something embarrassing
  • Terror that something horrible is going to happen and you cannot prevent it
  • It becomes much more complicated because often, people have an intense fear that you’ll have another one.
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Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Panic Attacks

You may avoid certain places where you fear you could have another panic attack. You may start to stay home more often. Some cannot drive on highways, making getting from place to place more difficult. Avoiding situations will increase because it does work in the short term, but your world will get smaller and smaller.
You should always seek medical care if you believe something is wrong. It is common for people to go to the Emergency Room only to find out they had a panic attack. If the doctor tells you you've had a panic attack, it is time to get mental health counseling. The problem is severe, and getting help before developing Panic Disorder is a good idea.
Panic disorders are easily treatable. Some research reports that 80% of all people who engage in therapy stop having panic attacks. The number of sessions you will need varies for each person; however, many people decrease their panic attacks in 24 sessions. People report significantly improving if they stick with the therapy for one year.
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