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Anxiety Therapy For Panic Attacks

Why try anxiety therapy for panic attacks?

Well, if you are looking for the most effective psychological treatment for panic attacks, Task Forces from both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations have established that cognitive behaviour therapy for panic attacks has received the most scientific support. How can anxiety therapy for panic attacks help you to overcome panic attacks?
  • A review of over 300 studies showed that 52-90% of adults receiving cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder do better than people not receiving this type of anxiety therapy for panic attacks (Butler et al., 2006).
  • Anxiety therapy can provide long-term anxiety help. With therapy for panic attacks, there is a maintenance of treatment gains over time that are more robust than when just medication is used without therapy for panic attacks. (Gould et al., 1995).
  • People who receive treatment for anxiety with therapy for panic attacks experience a greater quality of life at work, home and in personal life at post-treatment than those not participating in anxiety therapy for panic disorder (Telch et al., 1995).

Being a psychologist specialized in anxiety therapy for panic attacks I can help you to overcome panic disorder. If you are interested, find out how my success with anxiety therapy for panic attacks compares to these published research studies.

Start anxiety therapy for panic disorder by calling me at (514) 605-7610 to schedule our first appointment or to obtain a brief free phone consultation.

 

Panic And Anxiety Help: Learn How To Overcome Panic Attacks With Anxiety Therapy
 
Psychoeducation: Treatment for panic attacks will begin with psychoeducation. Therapy for panic attacks will provide you with basic knowledge related to anxiety, such as the ‘flight or fight’ response, how your ‘anxiety system’ works and how your symptoms of anxiety are not dangerous.
 
Breathing Retraining: During panic attacks, you may be either breathing too fast or tensing your chest, both of which can result in a feeling of panic, light headedness and dizziness. Therapy for panic attacks will teach you how to breathe with a normal and regular rhythm.
 
Cognitive Restructuring: Treatment for panic attacks will focus on changing the errors in thinking that can lead to panic attacks. In order to overcome panic attacks for example, you will learn how not to catastrophize your symptoms of anxiety.
 
Core Beliefs And Schemas Related To Anxiety: If you have been experiencing panic attacks throughout your life, anxiety therapy for panic attacks will focus on changing core fears that are likely maintaining your anxiety. Examples include, “I will lose control”, “The world is a dangerous place” and “I am vulnerable”. In order to overcome panic attacks, it is important to change these beliefs with anxiety therapy for panic disorder.
 
Exposure Therapy For Panic Attacks: This is one of the most important elements in the treatment for panic attacks. You will create a hierarchy graded by anxiety level of situations that elicit panic attacks or that you avoid. Anxiety therapy for panic disorder will help you to gradually put yourself in these situations while using the above coping techniques to help you regulate your anxiety and to experience that your fear does not come true.
 
Interoceptive Exposure: If the symptoms of a panic attack are too intense for you to engage in exposure therapy for panic attacks, the symptoms of a panic attack will be elicited in session with your psychologist to show you that your symptoms are not dangerous and that you can control them.
 

What Are Panic Attacks? Do I Need Treatment For Panic Disorder?
 
Panic attacks are a discrete period of time in which you experience anxiety, the onset of which is intense fear, terror and apprehension. The following are common symptoms that you may have experienced during panic attacks:
  • An accelerated heart rate, palpitations or a pounding heart.
  • Sweating or perspiration.
  • Trembling or shakiness.
  • A shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
  • Feeling like you are choking.
  • Chest pains or discomfort.
  • Nausea or an upset stomach.
  • Dizziness, light-headedness or feeling faint.
  • Feeling like things are unreal or feeling detached from yourself.
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy or having a heart attack.
  • A fear of dying.
  • Numbness or tingling sensation.
  • Hot or cold flashes.
If you think you may meet the criteria for panic disorder, do not attempt to diagnose yourself. Get panic attacks help by seeking the advice of a mental health professional. Make sure to consider anxiety therapy for panic disorder for your treatment of panic attacks.

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