What You Need To Know About Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. An anxiety disorder is a mental condition that causes a person to experience overwhelming restlessness, nervousness, fear, and worry, which interferes with their day-to-day activities. It’s normal to be anxious from time to time, but for someone with an anxiety disorder, the experience goes beyond occasional anxiety. […]
How Can I Decide Whether or Not to See a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists help people deal with many kinds of issues, especially issues that are interfering with their work, sleep, or relationships. We tend to be hesitant about seeing a “shrink,” but the fact is that these professionals are medical doctors who can prescribe medication that can quell your issue – so you can get back to […]
Panic Attacks: What You Need to Know
Panic attacks are defined as sudden, often immobilizing surges of fear that elicit physical reactions despite the absence of real, imminent danger or tangible cause. Panic attacks are, in essence, the body’s exaggerated response to otherwise innocuous situations. Panic attacks can occur anytime and cause the person to think they’re losing control, having a heart […]
Can Group Therapy Be a Beneficial Instrument in Panic Disorder Treatment?
Panic disorder is characterized by recurring panic attacks and persistent fear of having panic attacks. To diagnose this disorder, doctors typically look for symptoms and distress that last longer than a month. Panic attacks are defined by the DSM-5 as abrupt surges of intense fear and distress that peak within a short timeframe, possibly within […]
Treatments for Panic Disorder
People naturally experience feelings of terror when facing danger. However, some people experience panic and terror even when there is no real danger or cause. This is a sign of panic disorder – a type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, sudden, and intense panic attacks that occur without warning. Fortunately, people who have this […]
Symptoms of Panic Disorder
If you’ve ever had such overwhelming fear and anxiety that you began experiencing physical symptoms, you may have had a panic attack. A panic attack happens when feelings of fear overpower you, and it often occurs suddenly without warning. A panic attack once in a while caused by an emergency situation is normal. However, frequent […]