Panic disorder is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Those who suffer from it experience recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and constant fear of another attack. Panic attacks can be terrifying experiences that leave people feeling helpless and out of control. This is why there is a pressing need for effective treatment options to help people manage their symptoms.
Panic disorder can have a devastating impact on a person's life. It can interfere with work, relationships, and daily activities. Individuals must seek help for their symptoms to regain control of their lives.
The symptoms of a panic attack can be severe and include fear of loss of control or death, rapid heavy heart rate, shaking or trembling, chills or hot flashes and sweating, nausea and abdominal cramping, chest pain and headaches, numbness or a tingling sensation, and shortness of breath and tightness in the throat.
Fortunately, there are effective treatments available to help people manage their symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for panic disorder. CBT allows individuals to learn new ways of thinking and behaving to manage their symptoms. Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs can also help manage symptoms.
For individuals that have not responded to conventional treatments, a new approach called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can offer hope. TMS is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that regulate mood. TMS has shown promising results in treating panic disorder, especially for those who have not responded to other treatments."
Pacific Mind Health understands the importance of seeking help for individuals suffering from panic disorder, and not suffering in silence. Panic disorder is a treatable condition, and with the proper support, people can learn to manage their symptoms and regain control of their lives.
About Pacific Mind Health
At Pacific Mind Health, we aim to use modern evidence-based treatments for various mental health problems and substance use disorders, emphasizing whole-person wellness. We offer both traditional and new approaches to mood disorders, including pharmacologic and therapy-based treatment guided by the principle of quality of life improvement and patient satisfaction.