PANIC DISORDER

Individuals with panic anxiety often experience some of the following:

 

  • Recurrent and unexpected panic attacks—i.e., surge of fear
  • Accelerated heart rate or pounding heart beats
  • Chest pain
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • A choking sensation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Numbness
  • Chills or heat
  • A feeling of detaching from oneself
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of dying
  • Persistent worry about having another panic attack
  • Changing your routine or lifestyle to avoid another panic attack
  • Disruption in your social, work/academic, and/or home life

 

Although medications exist to ease anxiety, they are less effective without therapy. Fortunately, evidence-based therapy treatment has been shown to be very successful in reducing panic anxiety. We have many strategies and tools available to help you change what you do and how you think about your anxiety to alleviate many of the above symptoms.

 

Saterra’s associate psychologists and therapists are trained in a number of therapeutic approaches that can help alleviate these symptoms. Please contact one of our associates today to set up an initial consultation and discuss how we can begin to help. You may also use our contact form (Contact us) or call our practice line at 613-831-8181 to speak with an associate or for general inquires.