What is panic and anxiety disorder treatment?
All panic and anxiety disorders share the common symptom of excited, intense and enduring fear or concern in circumstances where a person typically wouldn’t feel scared or worried. Individuals suffering from anxiety disorders often experience intense, sustained anxiety and nervousness. Analogous to an anxiety disorder, a panic disorder is marked by recurring, unpredicted panic attacks.
What are the effects of panic and anxiety disorders?
Various issues arising from panic/anxiety disorders include sadness, low motivation, substance abuse and health problems. Problems can arise when the original disorder is paired with continual nervousness. Never abating or taking a break, nervousness can leave individuals so consumed by fear and drained of energy that they are unable to maintain relationships and usual activities.
Symptoms of panic and anxiety disorders include:
- Pounding heart
- Stomach upset or dizziness
- Frequent urination or diarrhea
- Shortness of breath
- Tremors and twitching
- Muscle tension
Individuals with a panic disorder are likely to avoid cramped public areas, such as shopping malls or airplanes. Some can associate their frequent panic attacks with a specific location, such as a bridge, a tower or railroad tracks.
An individual may suffer just one panic attack, while others may experience frequent episodes. Many people suffer from recurrent periods of panic and anxiety, unaware of a specific cause.
The symptoms of a panic attack include:
- Shortness of breath or hyperventilation
- Heart palpitations
- Nausea or upset stomach
- Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Trembling or shaking
- A choking feeling
- Feeling detached from your surroundings
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Hot or cold flashes
Panic and Anxiety Disorder Treatment
With proper panic and treatment for anxiety disorders, individuals can recover from anxiety/panic disorders in a relatively short time. The Meadows treatment center in Arizona has been helping clients manage panic and anxiety disorders for more than 35 years.
Therapies utilized depend on the type and severity of symptoms, as well as any possible causes. In most cases, clients improve through therapy used in tandem with appropriate medication.
For more information about The Meadows’ Panic and Anxiety Program, please call 800-244-4949.