What is Panic Disorder?
This condition is characterized by recurrent panic attacks that typically occur spontaneously or unpredictably, but may be related to settings where attacks have previously occurred.
Panic attacks brought on by having Panic Disorder may be described as the sudden onset of sensations such as lightheadedness, palpitations, shortness of breath, muscle tensions, digestive upset, weakness in the extremities, perspiration, chest discomfort, dizziness, blurred or distorted vision, or the feeling of detachment or unreality.
These attacks are often accompanied by intense apprehension, fear or terror associated with feelings of impending doom. We most commonly treat Panic Disorder with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). Our highly-skilled therapists will create completely safe situations in which the patient is forced to face their fear and learn successful ways to manage the anxiety that arises from it.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
Our therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, which is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, that is specific to the treatment of anxiety disorders and has been proven to be very successful. What does Exposure Response Prevention entail?
Therapy typically consists of:
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