Do you commonly suffer from panic attacks and symptoms such as pounding heart beat, chest pain or even a choking feeling? Do you get a fear that you are losing control or going crazy? Do you have a fear of dying during these extreme anxiety events? You may be suffering from a panic disorder! At Cana Psychiatric Health, we provide panic disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona for our community.
What Is A Panic Disorder?
A panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder which is characterized by having at least two panic attacks (feeling overwhelmed, under attack and in danger although there is not any problem present) and modifying your life/constantly worrying about having another one. Panic attacks are quite common, with one in ten adults in the United States having one each year, however, having a panic disorder is quite less common, with only about 3% of adults having it. Panic disorders are more common in women than men.
Peoria Panic Disorder Therapy
When it comes to addressing panic disorders, psychotherapy is highly recommended to patients. Psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy can help the patient learn new ways to manage the condition, changing behavior and thought patterns while reducing the risk of another attack. Lifestyle changes, such as substance use, exercise and caffeine use may also be recommended to reduce the risk of problems.
Panic Disorder Medication Management
Along with psychotherapy, in some cases, medication may be recommended to the patient to help address some of the symptoms associated with a panic disorder. Antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors may be used alongside Benzodiazepines (short-term use) and other anti anxiety medications.
Start Panic Disorder Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Do you frequently suffer from panic attacks? Do you live in fear of the next attack? Interested in starting panic disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona to change your life? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today to get started, we’ll add you to our schedule.