Panic Disorder Treatment
The best way to overcome the fear is to seek treatment.
When left untreated, panic disorder could overtake a person’s life, as they’ll want to avert from returning to circumstances or places related to the initial panic attack. This can also build up to agoraphobia, or being afraid of exiting their house for public places. Thankfully, there are facilities that are licensed for mental health, dual diagnosis centers, which also help alleviate co-occurring addictions.
Individuals suffering from a mental illness or disorder might also struggle with drug misuse and dependence. Facilities will execute a extensive assessment and treat any co-occurring issue to keep from relapsing. Don’t be scared to find treatment and take back control of life today.
The National Institute of Mental Health found that six million Americans encounter a panic disorder, a subdivision of anxiety disorder. Licensed professionals for mental health treatment programs could diagnose all concealed co-occurring disorders such as dependence to substances. A client struggling with co-occurring situations will need to stay in a secure and encouraging environment while undergoing treatments. These treatment facilities can offer options to a client who’s looking for help. A panic disorder takes control of their lives, generating issues in their everyday routines, career, and relationships. Even though panic disorder could be destructive, it is treatable.
About A Panic Disorder
Panic disorder happens when individuals go through panic attacks. Panic attacks are abrupt, unusual bouts of fearfulness, ranging to catastrophe or loss control. This could become a constant cycle, as the anxiety of a panic attack occurring will bring about a panic attack. These attacks also impact an individual physically, similar to a heart attack.
A panic disorder takes over a person’s life and causes daily activities, like driving to the grocery store, hard to do. Panic attacks could happen at any time and endure for about 10 minutes. When an individual avoids the certain situations a panic attack happened in, after the attack, they might have a panic disorder. Those with a panic disorder might also alter habits to dodge having any other panic attack. Panic disorder is manageable, remarkably if treatments begins early on.
Symptoms of a Panic Disorder
The defining characteristic of panic disorder is recurrent episodes of panic attacks. Additional, symptoms of panic disorder include:
Physical symptoms during a panic attack include sweating, breathing difficulty, dizziness, weakness, pounding or racing heart, feeling hot or cold, tingly or numb hands, stomach pain or chest pain, Not feeling in control while having a panic attack, an illogical sense of danger, worrying about when another attack will occur, and avoiding places where one has had a panic attack. The causes for a panic disorder are not widely understood or known. There can be a genetic factor, but the environment, stress, and trauma one experiences can also play factors.
Treating Panic Disorders
Even though treatment for panic disorders is accessible, many individuals might be misdiagnosed for another condition. Treatment facilities will conduct a complete assessment of an individual’s family history, clinical history, and will execute a psychological diagnosis, before coming up with a report. From there, the staff will structure an individualized treatment plan for the patient’s requirements. It is crucial to understand panic disorder and any other accompanying factors, before starting treatments.
Panic attacks could be a cause of fear or panic disorder, but could also be associated to drug use. These deep-rooted addictions to substances, or any other underlying issues, could disrupt the way of treatment and could bring about a relapse. With the help of a facility that is licensed in psychological health treatments, treatments for all hidden co-occurring disorders like an addiction can be found. The therapy for panic disorder includes medication, psychotherapy, or a mixture of both. For those who have a severe panic disorder or a co-occurring disorder, treatment might be the greatest opportunity.
Treatment for panic disorder would usually involve psychological behavioral therapy sessions, which will teach various ways of reacting, thinking, and even responding to the different circumstances. They help to also utilize group and personal therapy sessions based on the circumstance.
A client struggling with co-occurring conditions would need to stay in a secure and helping atmosphere while in treatment. Medication alone will not determine the issues, as a client will require assistance and guidance. Our treatment center has an Alumni Program, which is structured to still offer encouragement after the client has left the treatment program.