Learn more about Panic Disorder treatments at Northlake Behavioral Health.
Panic disorder is a disorder where an individual suffers from frequent panic attacks.
We understand Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is a disorder where an individual suffers from frequent panic attacks. The feeling of a panic attack is characterized by the sudden incoming of fear or terror and bodily responses such as difficulty breathing, and chest pain. Often times panic attacks can be sudden and come out of nowhere.
Common symptoms of panic disorder include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Elevated heart rate
- Inability to move, feelings of being frozen
- Muscle pain
Causes and Risks
Panic disorders may happen during certain periods of someone’s life or may be persistent throughout their lifetime. Certain causes and risks factors have been identified with panic disorder including:
- Brain injury
- Family history of mood disorders
- Substance abuse
Panic disorder can be treated. A licensed clinician will determine the best treatment options for you. Treatments for panic disorder include:
- Medication Management: A licensed clinician can prescribe medication to manage the symptoms of panic disorder.
- Therapy: Therapy and counseling can help treat panic disorder. There are several different types of therapy and a licensed clinician will identify which are the most effective for you.